Child Care Services Guide - I-300: Impact of Certain Deficiencies on Texas Rising Star Certification

I-301: Loss of Texas Rising Star Certification

Workforce Development Boards (Boards) must be aware that a Texas Rising Star (TRS) provider loses TRS certification under the following circumstances:

- Rule Reference: §809.132(a)

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I-302: Texas Rising Star Providers with Critical Licensing Deficiencies

Workforce Development Boards must be aware that a Texas Rising Star (TRS) provider found to have any of the critical licensing deficiencies listed in the TRS guidelines during the provider’s most recent 12-month Department of Family and Protective Services licensing history must have one of the following consequences:

  • Reduction of a 4-Star Program Provider or 3-Star Program Provider to a 2-Star Program Provider
  • A 2-Star Program Provider loses certification

- Rule Reference: §809.132(b)

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I-303: Texas Rising Star Providers with High or Medium-High Deficiencies

Workforce Development Boards must be aware that a Texas Rising Star (TRS) provider found to have five or more of the high or medium-high deficiencies listed in the TRS guidelines during the provider’s most recent 12-month Department of Family and Protective Services licensing history must lose a star level, with a 2-Star Program Provider losing certification.

- Rule Reference: §809.132(c)

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I-304: Probation for Texas Rising Star Providers

Workforce Development Boards (Boards) must be aware that a Texas Rising Star (TRS) provider found to have 10 to 14 total licensing deficiencies of any type during the provider’s most recent 12-month Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS)  licensing history must be placed on a six-month TRS program probationary period.

Boards must be aware of the following:

  • TRS providers on a six-month probationary period that are re-cited by DFPS within  the probationary period for any of the same deficiencies must lose a star level, with a  2-Star Program Provider losing certification.
  • If any new deficiencies—not to exceed 14 total deficiencies—are cited by DFPS during the first probationary period, a second six-month probationary period must be established effective upon the date of final DFPS determination of the deficiencies.
  • If any new deficiencies—not to exceed 14 total deficiencies—are cited by DFPS during the second six-month probationary period, the provider must lose TRS certification.

- Rule Reference: §809.132(d)

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I-305: Reinstatement of Texas Rising Star Star-Level or Texas Rising Star Certification

Workforce Development Boards must be aware of the following:

  • Texas Rising Star (TRS) providers losing a star level due to licensing deficiencies can be reinstated at the former star level if the deficiency is not re-cited by Texas Department of Family and Protective Services within the next six months.
  • TRS providers losing TRS certification are not eligible to reapply for certification sooner than 12 months following the loss of certification.

- Rule Reference: §809.132(e)-(f)

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Part A - Definitions

Part H - Consumer Education and Child Care Quality Activities

Part J - Appendix