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Choosing a high quality program can have a significant impact on your child’s readiness for success in kindergarten and later grades. Children who attend high quality programs, especially at-risk children, can make significant gains in their knowledge, skills, and abilities. In Texas, child care programs can pursue higher quality through several avenues. Texas Rising Star is one of these options for child care providers, and for parents looking for high quality child care for their children.

Download the TRS Parent Brochure in English

Download the TRS Parent Brochure in Spanish

Download the TRS Parent Brochure in Vietnamese

The Texas Rising Star program is “a voluntary, quality-based child care rating system of child care providers participating in the Texas Workforce Commission’s subsidized child care program.” TRS Certification is available to Licensed Center and Licensed and Registered Child Care Home providers who meet the certification criteria. The TRS Provider certification system offers three levels of certification (Two-Star, Three-Star, and Four-Star) to encourage providers to attain progressively higher certification requirements leading to a Four-Star level.

Texas Rising Star offers many resources for parents of young children. Use the buttons below to explore our website, learn about Texas Rising Star, and quality child care in Texas.

Choosing Quality Child Care

Find a TRS Provider in Your Area

Financial Assistance for Child Care

Parent Resources

Parent FAQ