Child Care Services Guide - I-200: Eligibility for the Texas Rising Star Program

I-201: Eligibility for Texas Rising Star Program

Workforce Development Boards (Boards) must be aware that a child care provider is eligible to apply for the Texas Rising Star (TRS) program if the provider has a current agreement to serve Texas Workforce Commission–subsidized children.

The provider must also meet one of the following conditions:

  • Have a permanent (nonexpiring) license or registration from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) with at least 12 months of licensing history with DFPS
  • Be regulated by and in good standing with the U.S. Military

- Rule Reference: §809.131(a)

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I-202: Texas Rising Star Application Restrictions for Providers on Corrective Action

Workforce Development Boards (Boards) must be aware that a child care provider is not eligible to apply for the Texas Rising Star (TRS) program if the provider is on one of the following:

- Rule Reference: §809.131(a)

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I-203: Texas Rising Star Application Restrictions for Providers with Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Deficiencies

Workforce Development Boards must be aware that a child care provider is not eligible to apply for the Texas Rising Star (TRS) program if, during the most recent 12-month Texas Department of Family and Protective Services licensing history, the provider had one of the following:

  • Any of the critical licensing deficiencies listed in the TRS guidelines
  • Five or more of the high or medium-high licensing deficiencies listed in the TRS guidelines
  • 10 or more total licensing deficiencies of any type

- Rule Reference: §809.131(b)

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Part A - Definitions

Part H - Consumer Education and Child Care Quality Activities

Part J - Appendix