Kids 'R Kids' of Lawler Farm Earns a 4-Star Texas Rising Star Certification

Kids 'R' Kids of Lawler Farm earns highest score from Texas Rising Star on behalf of Texas Workforce Solutions of North Texas.
By: Karma Entities
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Children in the Private Kindergarten class
Children in the Private Kindergarten class
FRISCO, Texas - June 22, 2023 - PRLog -- Kids 'R' Kids of Lawler Farm in Frisco announced today that it had completed the Texas Rising Star assessment. On behalf of Texas Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas, Kids 'R' Kids has achieved a 4-star certification, the highest score possible. Texas Rising Star is a quality rating and improvement system for Texas early childhood programs.

The Texas Rising Star program is a quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) for childcare programs participating in the Texas Workforce Commission's (TWC) Child Care Services program.

A Texas Rising Star assessment assigns each of the four certification categories a star level based on the average score across the points-based subcategory measures. Additionally, each category is assigned a specific weight to calculate the program's overall star level. Category 2, Teacher-Child Interactions, has the highest weight at 40 percent since teacher-child interactions correlate strongly with high-quality care and positive child outcomes.

Below are the weights assigned to each of the four categories:

1: Director and Staff Qualifications and Training 20%
2: Teacher-Child Interactions 40%
3: Program Administration 20%
4: Indoor and Outdoor Environments 20%

The score for a points-based measure in which multiple classrooms are assessed is based on the median score of the measures, which are then averaged. The methodology for determining the star level of a category is based on the early learning program's average score across all measures of a category. The Texas Rising Star program offers three levels of quality certification: Two-Star, Three-Star, and Four-Star. Kids 'R' Kids of Lawler Farm received the highest score of Four-Star.

About Texas Rising Star
Numerous research studies have shown that children who attend higher-quality early learning programs are more prepared for school entry than children who do not attend high-quality programs. Childcare and early learning programs that achieve Texas Rising Star certification offering quality care that exceeds the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) Child Care Regulation (CCR) minimum standards, are in a better position to positively affect children's physical, social-emotional, and cognitive development. As programs advance through the levels of Texas Rising Star certification, they can increasingly affect the development of the children they serve daily positively. Find out more at


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