Child Care Resources in Texas

Connecting parents to child care information.

Child Care Regulation (Licensing): Child Care Licensing regulates child care programs to protect the health, safety and well-being of children in out-of-home care. Learn more about the types of child care and how licensing regulates child care programs, as well as access various resources available to parents.

5 Steps for Selecting Care for Your Child: This 5 step guide will explain how to approach the process of finding the right child care for your family, what types of care are found in Texas, and how to make a good final choice that meets your needs.

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) | En Español : Learn more about how DFPS promotes safe and healthy families and protects children and vulnerable adults from abuse, neglect, and exploitation through investigations, services and referrals, and prevention programs.

Texas Education Agency: Learn more about the state agency that oversees primary and secondary public education for Texas.

Texas Head Start State Collaboration Office (THSSCO): Learn more about how the THSSCO helps head start agencies in Texas collaborate.

Texas Infant, Toddler, and Three-Year-Old Early Learning Guidelines | Also available in En Español | Vietnamese: Access guidance on what young children should know and be able to do at different points in their development; to include parent guides and posters specific to a child’s age.

Texas Pre-kindergarten Guidelines | Also available in Español Vietnamese: Access guidance on information and support early educators can use to prepare all children for success in Kindergarten.

Texas Workforce Commission: Learn more about the agency who oversees workforce development services to the employers and job seekers of Texas

  • Child Care Services – provides scholarships for child care to families who meet income requirements, promoting long-term self sufficiency by enabling parents to work, search for work, or attend education activities.