Child Care Services Overview

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Child Care Services (CCS) program provides financial aid (also known as subsidy) for child care to families who meet income requirements, promoting long-term self-sufficiency by enabling parents to work or attend workforce training or education activities. This program strives to educate parents about the availability of quality child care, enhance children’s early learning, and support early learning programs working to improve the quality of child care services.

Eligible families may choose from the following child care programs that meet local and state requirements:

  • Licensed child care centers
  • Licensed or registered child care homes
  • Relative (i.e., family member) providers who are 18 years of age or older, and are a grandparent, great-grandparent, aunt, uncle or sibling of the child(ren) receiving care

To learn more about these child care program types, visit the Child Care Regulation (CCR) Types of Child Care Operations page.

To find available child care programs in your area, visit the Texas Child Care Availability Portal.

For more information about finding quality child care, visit “Choosing Quality Child Care.