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Parents who work, attend school or participate in job training may be eligible for financial assistance with child care. Workforce Development Boards administer child care assistance through the Workforce Solutions offices.
Parents have the right to choose the type of child care that best suits their needs and to be informed of all child care options available, including:
To determine if you are eligible for child care assistance, contact your Workforce Solutions office.
To search for private or public-assisted child care or for educational services for children, visit 2-1-1 Texas.
Child care assistance is available only for children under the age of 13 in any of these circumstances:
There may be additional eligibility requirements based on where you live, because requirements vary by Workforce Development Board area. For example, Workforce Development Boards may:
For more information about the eligibility requirements for subsidized child care, contact your Workforce Solutions office.
Parents have the option of selecting regulated or relative providers, some of which have received additional state or national accreditations. Parents also may select from providers who are listed, but not regulated.
Regulated providers include those in any of these categories:
Relative child care providers are individuals who are at least 18 years of age and, by marriage, blood relationship or court decree, one of the following:
Listed child care providers are family homes, other than the eligible child’s own residence, that are listed by, but not licensed or registered with, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.
To learn how to become a child care provider, see TWC’s Child Care Providers’ Resources.
Last Verified: July 11, 2014
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