Texas Rising Star is the statewide Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) to enhance the quality and rate Texas child care programs.
Texas Rising Star certifies at three levels of quality certification--2-star, 3-star, and 4-star. Helping child care programs improve quality through a Texas Rising Star certification is a shared goal of communities, philanthropy, educators, Workforce Boards and business leaders.
The TX Child Care Tools' Quality Toolkit
Drawing on the best minds in child care and early education, Child Care Associates used mentors’ expertise and that of community partners to develop the Child Care Quality Toolkit. The Quality Toolkit accelerates the quality efforts of coaches, mentors and child care providers toward achieving a star rate more efficiently. TX Child Care Tools gives you access to:
- Resources and strategies to improve and maintain high quality standards that align with Texas Rising Star criteria
- Video vignettes that demonstrate quality standards
- Customizable lesson plan templates, handbooks, policies, and forms
- Training tools to onboard and educate child care providers
About Child Care Associates
Child Care Associates is one of the largest child development nonprofits in Texas and has served more than half a million young children in the past 53 years. Through Head Start and Early Head Start and Child Care Services, Child Care Associates delivers quality early education programs toc children and families of disadvantaged means, offsets the high cost of child care for lower income working families and increases the quality of child care delivered across Tarrant County.
A login account gives you access to everything.
Click on the "Register" link at the top right of any page and request access to get started.