Child care and early learning programs that voluntarily achieve Texas Rising Star certification offer quality care that exceeds the State’s Child Care Regulation’s Licensing Minimum Standards for director and staff qualifications, teacher-child interactions, program administration, family education and engagement, and indoor/outdoor learning environments are in a better position to contribute to the early development of children. As early learning programs progress through the levels of certification, they progressively contribute more to the development of the children they serve.
The Texas Rising Star program organizes measures into four categories. Learn more about each of these categories below.
- Category 1: Director and Staff Qualifications and Training
- Category 2: Teacher-Child Interactions
- Category 3: Program Administration
- Category 4: Indoor/Outdoor Learning Environments