The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) reviews the Texas Rising Star program every four years. TWC conducted the most recent review in 2019-2020. TWC began the next review in July 2023.
To help inform the review, TWC established the Texas Rising Star 2023 workgroup. The workgroup:
- considered stakeholder input, and
- developed recommendations for TWC to consider for changes to the certification guidelines.
|July 2023||2023 Workgroup established|
|July – August 2023||Regional Focus Group meetings – Alamo, Cameron, Central Texas, Coastal Bend, Gulf Coast, Lower Rio, North Central, Northeast, Rural Capital, Tarrant, Texoma, and West Central|
|August 24, 2023|
10:00am – 2:00pm
|Texas Rising Star 2023 Workgroup Meeting, 1117 Trinity Street, Austin|
|September – December 2023||Bi-Weekly Workgroup Conference Calls (as needed)|
|January 2024||TWC Approval of Draft Texas Rising Star Guidelines|
|February 2024||Public stakeholder feedback sessions to receive input on draft Texas Rising Star Guidelines|
|April 2024||Commission to consider administrative rule changes and revision to Guidelines|
|April - September 2024||TWC rulemaking process to implement revisions|
|October 1, 2024||Rule changes and Guideline revisions effective|
Throughout the Texas Rising Star review process, the workgroup will also meet through conference calls, as necessary. TWC will post workgroup meeting materials on this page as they become available.
|Reagan Miller||Texas Workforce Commission|
|Rachelle Daniel||Texas Health and Human Services Commission|
|Lisa Trevino||Texas Health and Human Services Commission|
|April Crawford||UT Health Science Center, Children’s Learning Institute|
|Kim Kofron||Children at Risk|
|Cody Summerville||Texas Association for the Education of Young Children|
|David Feigen||Texans Care for Children|
|Melanie Rubin||North Texas Early Education Alliance|
|Jenna Courtney||Texas Partnership for Out-of-School Time|
|Jerletha McDonald||Arlington DFW Child Care Providers Association|
|Tobitha Holmes||WISE Academy|
|Angel Morren||Wee Care Child Care|
|Youlanda Hunter||Alliance After-School Programs|
|Leticia Montoya||Letty's Loved Ones LCCH|
|Pattie Rosenlund||Easter Seals Child Development|
|Deontrise Jones||Future Moguls Learning Center|
|Betty Martinez||Betty's Playhouse LCCH|
|Lourdes Lopez||Workforce Solutions of Cameron County|
|Adrian Lopez||Workforce Solutions of Alamo|
|Marsha Lindsey||Workforce Solutions of Texoma|
Texas Government Code §2001.039 and 40 Texas Administrative Code §809.130, requires TWC to review and update the Texas Rising Star guidelines at a minimum every four years. The review must consider input from stakeholders from a public hearing. In early 2024, TWC will invite the public to learn about the workgroup’s recommendations and to provide comment during posted public meetings (TBD).
Please join us at any of the meetings (once announced) to provide feedback for consideration. We also welcome stakeholders to submit feedback and comments at any time to TRS4YearReview@twc.texas.gov.
These items will be provided once they are available.