(a) The rules contained in this subchapter may be cited
as the TRS Program rules.
(b) The purpose of the TRS Program rules is to interpret
and implement Texas Government Code §2308.3155(b) requiring the
Commission to establish rules to administer the TRS program, including
guidelines for rating a child care provider for TRS certification.
(c) The TRS Program rules identify the organizational
structure and categories of, and the scoring factors that shall be
included in, the TRS guidelines.
(d) The TRS guidelines for rating a child care provider
(1) describe measures for the TRS program that contain,
at a minimum, measures for child care providers regarding:
(A) director and staff qualifications and training;
(B) caregiver-child interactions;
(D) nutrition and indoor and outdoor activities; and
(E) parent involvement and education;
(2) specify measures that:
(A) must be met in order for a provider to be certified
at each star level; and
(B) are observed and have points awarded through on-site
(3) specify the scoring methodology and scoring thresholds
for each star level.
(e) The TRS guidelines:
(1) shall be adopted by the Commission subject to the
requirements of the Texas Open Meetings Act; and
(2) may be amended by the Commission, provided that
the amendments are adopted subject to the requirements of the Texas
Open Meetings Act.
Source Note: The provisions of this §809.130 adopted to be effective February 16, 2015, 40 TexReg 708