Once you have all of your professional development information added to your profile, it is time to connect your account to your center’s profile. This allows a center director to connect to their center and their affiliated staff. Please note, this is a required step for TRS providers.
The center director dashboard includes the same features as a practitioner but also contains some additional resources and features.
Login to TECPDS and select “Apply to Become a Center Director” on your dashboard.
Click the “Add a Center” button.
On the next screen, search for the Center or Facility that you administer. Once you have made the selection, you should complete your center’s profile.
The next step is to provide supporting documentation of your identity and authorization. This consists of the documentation that identifies you are a qualified administrator, such as a Child Care Licensing Director’s Certificate issued by the Texas Department of Family & Protective Services AND proof that you are the director of your center. This can be obtained by making a copy of the Child Care Licensing Operation Detail Report. When TECPDS receives an email from the system showing a director has submitted these documents, we will review and if appropriate, approve you to connect to the center.
Are you the administrator of multiple centers? Follow steps 1-4 to connect to additional centers.
On your Dashboard, verify that your Center summary appears and that it is correct. Then, select “My Center Profile” to see a list of the staff at your Center.
If authorized, the Center Director has the ability to enter records into practitioner accounts (permissions are granted by the practitioner in the Manage Affiliations section of their account; see the practitioner steps).
Next, click the “Manage Practitioners” button from your dashboard.
On this screen, all of the practitioners who have granted permission to the center director to add records for them are listed. Center directors can select the action button at the end of the teachers’ names to review their accounts. A center director may only add records, they cannot delete or edit records.
To add a record on the training/workshops or education pages, just select the add button. Center directors may not edit the employment or contact screen.
This document was last modified on: March 26, 2021