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Resources for Educators

Educators are vital to early learning success, and we provide the resources, support, and professional development to help them prepare children for future success.

Center of Excellence

Centers of Excellence are a model for childcare providers to help them nurture the skills in young children that are essential to seizing the opportunities of tomorrow. This innovative partnership brings strong business practices together with effective early childhood education professionals and engaged families to ensure that all kids have the chance pursue a future that gives them every chance to do something extraordinary.

Become a COE
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Business Accelerator

The Business Accelerator program is a customized, hands-on training program for the owners and operators of child care centers. Offering online courses for providers across Texas, it is designed to enhance their business practices and sustainability and prepare them to seek Texas Rising Star certification. By making these resources available, we’re helping centers raise the bar for quality early learning and foster a future rich with opportunity for children.

Accelerate Your Business

Texas Rising Star

Texas Rising Star is a voluntary, quality-based rating system for providers who participate in the Texas Workforce Commission’s subsidized childcare program. Certified providers have demonstrated they offer superior care, education, activities, support, parental collaboration, and staff that contributes positively to children’s early development; puts them on a path to learning success; and prepares them for the world that awaits.

Become a TRS
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Professional Development

Collaborative for Children recognizes the extraordinary impact that early learning educators and directors have on a child’s future, so we offer a range of resources to help them further sharpen their skills. Our team of experts provides evidence-based professional development virtually, online, or in a group setting, delivering instruction that is current, relevant, innovative, and essential to helping children prepare for the 21st century workplace.

 

 

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