Child Care Services Guide - I-500: Texas Rising Star Program Assessments & Monitoring

I-501: Texas Rising Star Program Assessments

Workforce Development Boards (Boards) must ensure the following:

  • An assessment is conducted for any provider that meets the eligibility requirement in I-200: Eligibility for the Texas Rising Star Program and requests to participate in the Texas Rising Star (TRS) program.
  • TRS certification is granted to any provider that is assessed and verified as meeting the TRS provider certification criteria set forth in the TRS guidelines.

Boards must ensure that TRS assessments are conducted as follows:

  • On-site assessment of 100 percent of the provider classrooms at the initial assessment for TRS certification and at each scheduled recertification
  • Recertification of all TRS providers every three years

- Rule Reference: §809.133(b)-(c)

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I-502: Texas Rising Star Program Monitoring

Workforce Development Boards (Boards) must ensure that certified Texas Rising Star (TRS) providers are monitored on an annual basis and the monitoring includes the following:

Boards must ensure compliance with the process and procedures in the TRS guidelines for conducting assessments of nationally accredited child care facilities and child care facilities regulated by the U.S. Military.

Boards must ensure compliance with the process and procedures in the TRS guidelines for conducting assessments of TRS-certified providers that have a change of ownership, move or expand locations.

- Rule Reference: §809.133(b)-(c)

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Part A – Definitions

Part H – Consumer Education and Child Care Quality Activities

Part J – Appendix