TRS Tools

Welcome to Texas Rising Star Tools, where child care and early learning programs can access Texas Rising Star documents!

For child care and early learning programs, click the desired button below to access the document you need for Texas Rising Star application or recertification and/or to support your program’s goals to higher-quality care.

For Texas Rising Star staff, to log-in to the Texas Rising Star Online Assessment Tool, CLI Engage, click the “TRS Login” button in the top right of the webpage.

Application Documents

The following documents are needed when your program is ready to apply for initial certification and recertification: Application, applicable screening form and completed Facility Assessment Record Form (self-assessment).

 

TRS Application

 

Screening Forms (select your program type and applicable Texas Rising Star status)

Initial Applicant:

TRS Screening Form – Licensed Centers

 

TRS Screening Form – Home Based Providers

 

TRS Screening Form – After School Programs

 

Current Texas Rising Star:

TRS Screening Form – Licensed Centers

 

TRS Screening Form – Home Based Providers

 

TRS Screening Form – After School Programs

 

Texas Rising Star Assessment Record Forms

Select your program type or All Facilities:

Facility Assessment Record Form – Centers

 

Facility Assessment Record Form – Homes

 

Facility Assessment Record Form – School Age

 

Facility Assessment Record Form – All

 

Select All Ages or each classroom’s age group:

All Ages Classroom Assessment Record Form

 

Infant Classroom Assessment Record Form

 

Toddler, Preschool, or School Age Classroom Assessment Record Form

 

Supporting Documents

These documents can assist child care and early learning programs as they move through the certification process and maintenance of Texas Rising Star.

For guidance on the rules and regulations on Texas Rising Star:

TRS Guidelines

For guidance on the research behind Texas Rising Star:

Research Addendum

For guidance on what Texas Rising Star could mean for your program financially:

Revenue Calculator

For guidance on creating program policies and procedures:

Digital Resource Collection

To better understand Category 2 measures and teacher behaviors:

Category 2 Key Behaviors