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The Child Care & Early Learning Division hosts conference style events for Texas Rising Star-certified early learning programs in an effort to assist early childhood educators in obtaining professional development to meet annual requirements.

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Texas Rising Star Early Educator Conference

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TWC hosts the annual Texas Rising Star Early Educator Conference. This in-person, two-day conference will provide FREE professional development to Texas Rising Star–certified early learning programs with a variety of topics specific to early childhood educators or administrators. 

The 2023 Texas Rising Star Early Educator Conference was held on July 6 – 8, 2023, at the Sheraton Hotel Dallas. Thank you for attending our in-person or virtual sessions. Certificates will be released July 13, 2023, and can be found in the Conference section of your TECPDS Workforce Registry account.

We hope to see you at one of our 2024 Conferences:

  • April 24-26 at Lowe’s in Arlington
  • July 17-19 at Marriott Marquis in Houston
  • October 28-30 at Hilton Anatole in Dallas

Registration is by invitation only and details will be provided in Fall 2023 for Texas Rising Star-certified early learning programs.

For questions regarding the conference, registration, or previous conferences, please email us at TRSEEConference@twc.texas.gov 

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Texas Early Learning Collaborative Symposium

TWC Child Care & Early Learning hosts a biannual Texas Early Learning Collaborative Symposium with the support from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) Child Care Regulation. This Collaborative Symposium brings together state and regional staff from across the early childhood education field to strengthen relationships across state agencies and share resources through professional development opportunities and collaborative discussions. 

Previous Texas Early Learning Collaborative Symposium convenings:

  • June 8-9, 2022
  • November 9, 2022
  • April 12, 2023

Texas Early Learning Collaborative Symposium Participants:

  • TWC Pre-K Partnership Specialists
  • Texas Rising Star mentors and assessors
  • Local Workforce Development Board staff
  • Child Care Regulation Inspectors
  • Child Care Regulation Unregulated Operations Unit
  • And more agencies joining us in Fall 2023

For questions or more information about the Texas Early Learning Collaborative Symposium, please email ELSymposium@twc.texas.gov.

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