Texas Rising Star is intended to measurably improve the quality of child care and early learning programs and thereby enhance children’s development and promote school readiness. Numerous research studies have shown that children who attend higher-quality child care and early learning programs are more prepared for school entry than children who do not attend high-quality programs.
Child care and early learning programs may wonder, “What are the benefits for our program?”. There are numerous benefits for the child care and early learning program and many of the benefits are provided while a program works toward achieving certification, as well as once a program attains at least the Two-Star certification level.
These benefits include:
|Enhanced Child Care Services Reimbursement Rates
Programs may calculate their potential reimbursement using the Texas Rising Star Revenue Calculator
|Personalized one-on-one mentoring and support to meet Texas Rising Star Standards|
|Professional development opportunities for program staff, such as higher education scholarships|
|Preferred eligibility for local financial benefits such as grants, stipends, curriculum, and other materials and equipment|
|Targeted free advertising to families and the community|
Child care and early learning programs do not have to do this alone or pay for technical assistance and support. The program’s local Workforce Solutions Office provides free mentoring and support and can be easily contacted by completing the Contact Us form.
Learn more about Texas Rising Star Certification here.