Parent FAQs

What is Texas Rising Star?

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.

What is a Texas Rising Star Certified Provider?

A Texas Rising Star (TRS) provider is a child care provider that has an agreement to serve Texas Workforce Commission (TWC)-subsidized children and that voluntarily meets requirements that exceed the State’s Minimum Child Care Licensing (CCL) Standards.

What agency regulates child care in Texas?

The Texas Child Care Licensing department regulates child care in Texas.

How can I find a quality child care program in my area?

A list of all TRS certified providers is updated monthly on this website. Scroll through the list of TRS certified providers, listed alphabetically by board area. In each board area, TRS certified providers are listed by star level alphabetically. To confirm any provider’s certification, please contact your local workforce development board for more information.