Child Care Provider Resources

Child care providers play a vital role in assisting Child Care Services by offering quality child care choices and helping families become self-sufficient.      WSCT contracts with a large number of licensed child care centers and licensed and/or registered child care homes in Central Texas to ensure families have a large variety of options.

How To Become A Provider

To become an eligible provider and recieve funding from WSCT Child Care Services, your early learning program must meet these requirements:

1. Have a current license with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services child care regulation

For more information on child care regulations & standards, visit the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services website.

2. Be a Licensed Child Care Center (LCCC), a Licensed Child Care Home (LCCH), a Registered Child Care Home (RCCH), or be operated and monitored by the United States military services

3. Be in Compliance with State and Federal Programs

  • The provider cannot currently be on corrective or adverse action with child care regulation.
  • Debarred from either state or federal programs such as the child food and nutrition program.
Once the above requirements are met, you will need to contact us to complete the authorization process. You must have the following documentation to proceed:
  • A copy of your license or permit from Texas Department of Family and Protective Services child care regulation or the United States military.
  • A copy of the rates you charge for child care for all age groups for which you provide services.

Texas Child Care Connection Attendance System

The new Texas Workforce Commission’s Child Care Connection (TX3C) Attendance system went live May 17, 2023. This system is used by both parents and providers. Click here for more information.

Child Care Provider Maximum Reimbursement Rates

Child Care Provider Repayment Schedule

Quality Child Care Project Provider Calendar

Quality Child Care Initiatives

Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) is a statewide program within HHS for families with children birth up to age 3, with developmental delays, disabilities or certain medical diagnoses that may impact development. 

A child care/pre-K partnership is a collaboration between public-school pre-K and child care programs. This is also called an “early learning partnership.” Texas Rising Star Three- and Four-Star certified programs are eligible for pre-K partnerships.

Click here to learn more.

Pre-K Partnership interest Form


T.E.A.C.H (Teacher Education and Compensation Helps) Early Childhood Texas Scholarship Program is an educational scholarship opportunity for early childhood educators who work in the licensed childcare setting across Texas.

Online childcare training courses with certificates for workers looking to complete state-mandated training requirements, CDA renewals, more.

Child care providers like you provide a valuable service to the state of Texas. You help parents find the quality child care they need and play a vital role in growing the economy. We’re ready to assist you in many ways, from funding to business coaching to online tools and resources. 

Learn more. 

The Texas Rising Star program is a quality rating and improvement system for child care programs in Texas. Texas Rising Star programs meet a level of quality that exceeds Child Care Regulation standards.  All child care programs serving children in TWC’s Child Care Services (CCS) scholarship program must participate in the Texas Rising Star program.

Effective March 31, 2023 all child care programs serving children in TWC’s CCS scholarship program must participate in the Texas Rising Star program at least at the Entry Level. Additionally, child care programs that serve CCS children will need to meet star-level quality certification by September 30, 2024. More details are available on the Texas Rising Star website

Download the TRS Provider Brochure in English.

Provider FAQ

Texas School Ready!™ is a program that certifies preschool education classrooms that effectively prepared their students for kindergarten. Teachers from child care centers, Head Start programs, and public school pre-kindergarten can participate.

When classrooms earn certification, they receive the Texas School Ready!™ seal with the year the certification was awarded. This tells parents and the community that the children who graduated from these classrooms went on to public school with the fundamental skills to be successful.

Learn More About How TSR Works

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