Providers

Welcome Texas Child Care Providers!

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.

Download the TRS Provider Brochure in English.

Download the TRS Provider Brochure in Spanish.

Interested in applying to become a TRS certified provider? Watch the orientation video below! (The orientation is the first step in the TRS Application process.)

TRS program is a voluntary, quality-based child care rating system of child care providers participating in the Commission-subsidized child care program. Additionally, a child care provider is eligible to apply for TRS certification if the provider has a current agreement to serve Commission-subsidized children and the provider meets certain eligibility criteria. Additionally, TRS providers must demonstrate consistent compliance with minimum state licensing requirements.

Texas Rising Star offers many resources for Texas child care providers. Use the buttons below to explore our website, learn about Texas Rising Star, and how you can apply to be a Texas Rising Star certified provider.

TRS Eligibility

TRS Categories

Quality Improvement in TRS

TRS Program Assessment

Getting Ready to Apply to TRS

TRS Application Interest Form

Provider Resources

Provider FAQ