Welcome to the Texas Early Childhood Program Standards Comparison Tool!

The Texas Early Childhood Program Standards Comparison Tool is a searchable database of early childhood program standards, categorized by topic. Federal and state program standards, as well as other national and state program accreditations, are included in the tool. The goal of the tool is to provide information about various program standards and accreditations to support increased collaboration among early childhood programs.

Standards at a Glance

The following tabs contain tables of popular standards, sorted by the organization or agency that created the program standards or accreditation. This same information can also be accessed through the comparison tool database. These tables can be used in place of a traditional search in the Comparison Tool, or to supplement a search for information.  For more information on the topics included in these tables, refer to the other standards available in the comparison tool.

The following tables were selected using the results of a stakeholder survey. The Texas Early Learning Council asked stakeholders to choose the most important subcategories of standards to be included in these tables of Standards at a Glance. Although these standards were selected, there is no intention to convey a value judgment on the importance of these subcategories over other subcategories.

**Please note that not all organizations and agencies will have standards in each column of the tables. Because program standards and accreditations differ in their regulations and requirements, they may not have information available for your particular request. In this case, you will see "No Results Found."

Teacher/Child Interaction
Social & Emotional
Language & Literacy
Staff Recruitment & Retention
Pre-Service Training
Qualifications & Responsibilities of Practitioners
Transportation Supervision & Safety
Program & Family Communication
Adaptive Learning Environment for Children with Special Needs
General Safety & Supervision Practices
Staff:Child Ratios & Classroom Assignments
Meal Preparation & Service