How to Apply for Texas Rising Star | Collaborative For Children

How to Apply for Texas Rising Star

The TRS application process begins online. An informative orientation video explains the process. We’re here to help you through the application steps:

Step 1: Orientation Video
Watch the TRS video online.

Step 2: Interest Form
Complete and submit the TRS interest form.

Step 3: Facility & Classroom Self-Assessments
Complete one Facility Self-Assessment for your facility and one Classroom Self-Assessment for EACH of your classrooms.

Step 4: Licensing Screening Form
Complete the Licensing Screening Form to determine current eligibility.

Step 5: Application
Complete the TRS Application and two TRS Document Checklists.

Step 6: Submit Application & Documents
Submit your completed Self-Assessments, Licensing Screening Form, TRS Application and Document Checklists to:

Gulf Coast Workforce Board-Workforce Solutions
c/o Collaborative for Children
1111 North Loop West, Suite 600
Houston, TX 77008


What is Texas Rising Star?
Who Can Apply for Texas Rising Star?
Texas Rising Star Benefits

The Gulf Coast Workforce Board supports early education and care quality improvement through funding for Collaborative for Children to administer Texas Rising Star certifications in the 13-county Houston-Galveston region of Texas. Together with its operating affiliate Workforce Solutions, the Board is committed to enhancing and raising the quality of service to both the current and future workforce.