Child Care and Early Learning Program Resources

Statewide Agencies

Texas Workforce Commission

Child Care Regulation

Texas Education Agency

Texas Head Start State Collaboration Office

Texas Early Childhood Professional Development System

Texas Early Learning Council

Children’s Learning Institute

Accessing TRS Orientation on CLI Engage

  • The courses are free to access, all you need to do is create an account on CLI Engage!
  • Once you’re logged in, you will see the CLI Engage Dashboard. Scroll down until you see the purple bar for “Online Learning and Professional Development.”
  • Click the box for “Full Course Catalog,” then find the box for Texas Rising Star Orientation (Public) or any other course you are interested in taking.
  • Click “View Courses” to see a list of all the courses available in this series. Select the course you’d like to view by clicking “Enroll.”

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

Developmental Guidelines

Texas Infant, Toddler, and Three-Year-Old Early Learning Guidelines (available in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese)

Texas Pre-kindergarten Guidelines (available in English and Spanish)

Accreditation Organizations

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA)

National Accreditation Commission for Early Child Care and Education Program (NAC)

Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)

National Association of Family Child Care (NAFCC)

National Afterschool Association (NAA)

Council of Accreditation

Cognia (previously AdvancED)