Workforce Solutions

Quality Indicators

When choosing child care, parents may consider selecting a child care provider that exceeds the minimum standards set forth by DFPS. Quality indicators may include, but are not limited to:

  • Texas Rising Star providers who meet specific criteria established by the Texas Workforce Commission; Providers who meet specific criteria set by national professional organizations (e.g. NAEYC accreditation);
  • Smaller children to teacher ratio in the classroom; or
  • Staff with teaching credentials.

Child care providers with a signed Workforce Solutions Borderplex provider agreement may voluntarily choose to obtain Texas Rising Star (TRS) certification. Child care providers with TRS certification exceed the minimum standards set forth by child care licensing. Texas Rising Star providers are designated as two, three or four star providers. A child care provider designated as a TRS provider was determined to have met the Texas Workforce Commission’s quality criteria at the time of TRS certification.

Texas Rising Star providers are denoted as two, three or four star providers. Four star providers met the highest level of quality criteria established by the Texas Workforce Commission at the time of TRS certification.

View a list of TRS Providers