Texas Rising Star is the statewide Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) to enhance the quality and rate Texas child care programs.
TRS designates three levels of quality designation--2-star, 3-star, and 4-star. Helping child care programs improve quality through a TRS designation 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 TRS 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 the largest child development nonprofit in North Texas having served over half a million young children in the past forty-nine years. Through Head Start, Early Head Start and Child Care Management Services, Child Care Associates delivers quality early education programs, helps working families and those attending school afford the cost of child care and works to increase the quality of child care through Texas Rising Star and Texas School Ready programs. TX Child Care Tools is CCA’s newest offering to carry forward its mission of access to quality early education and care for all children in Texas.
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.