Additional Resources

As a child care provider or child care educator, you may need additional information about child care support organizations across the state or nation.

Office of Child Care — The Office of Child Care (OCC) supports low-income working families by providing access to affordable, high-quality early care and afterschool programs. OCC administers the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) and works with state, territory, and tribal governments to provide support for children and their families juggling work schedules and struggling to find child care programs that will fit their needs and that will prepare children to succeed in school.

National Association for Family Child Care — The National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC) is the only professional association dedicated specifically to promoting high-quality early childhood experiences in the unique environment of family child care programs.  NAFCC works on behalf of the one million family child care providers operating nationwide.

Texas Association for the Education of Young Children (TAEYC) – Texas AEYC is a state affiliate of the National Association of Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and invites your participation and membership in their organization! The mission and vision of TAEYC is celebrating, educating, and advocating for young children, families, and the early childhood profession.

Texas Early Learning Council — The Texas Early Learning Council is an advisory council working towards improving school readiness in Texas through targeted strategies stemming from the Council’s four priority areas: Parental Outreach and Communications; Early Childhood Workforce and Professional Development; Collaborations and Standards and Data Systems and Quality Rating and Improvement Systems.

Texas Head Start Association — The Association, in conjunction with the National Head Start Association, advocates for policies that strengthen services to Head Start programs.

Texas Head Start State Collaboration Office — HSSCOs facilitate collaboration among Head Start agencies and State and local entities as charged by the Office of Head Start in the Regional Office. HSSCOs coordinate and lead efforts for diverse entities to work together by using the following methods: Communication (convene stakeholder groups for information sharing and planning), Access (facilitate access to, utilization of and formalize critical partnerships), and Systems (support policy, planning, and implementation of cross-agency State systems.)

Texas Licensed Child Care Association — Through education, advocacy, and service, TLCCA helps child care professionals:  improve business practices; deepen understanding of child development; speak with a collective voice in Austin and Washington D.C.; and advocate the benefits of licensed care and education. Invites child care professionals to join their association and encourages participation in the various local affiliate groups throughout the State of Texas.

Texas Professional Home Child Care Association — Working together to promote quality Home Child Care in order to best serve the children, the parents, and the providers in Texas.

Texas Workforce Registry – a free, web-based database for early childhood professionals to store and access educational and professional development documents.