Child Care Providers & Workforce Solutions of Central Texas
Provider Services To Ensure Quality Child Care.
As part of our child care quality initiative we offer training sessions, access to resources, and information about obtaining certifications to child care providers who are interested in improving the quality of their services. You can learn more by viewing the events listed above, or by contacting us.
Interested in becoming a provider?
If you are interested in becoming an authorized child care provider, contact us.
Please have the following documentation:
– A copy of your license or permit from DFPS, DSHS, or the United States military
– A copy of the rates you charge for child care for all age groups for which you provide services
– A copy of your parent handbook or information packet given to parents
In order to receive funds from Workforce Solutions of Central Texas Child Care Services, providers must meet the following criteria:
All licensed facilities have published standards they are required to follow and are routinely monitored and inspected.
The application process requires that the operation provider complete an orientation and pass background checks. A license is issued after the licensing staff completes on-site inspection(s) to ensure minimum standards are met.
Licensed facilities are inspected at least once every 12 months and to investigate reports alleging violations.
For more information on Child Care Licensing, Standards & Regulations, visit the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services website.
Please visit the TWC website for detailed provider program information.
The TWC website also provides information on becoming an accredited provider (such as a Texas Rising Star Provider).
The provider cannot currently be on Corrective or Adverse Action with Child Care Licensing.
The provider or any staff member cannot be in serious non-compliance, seriously deficient by, or debarred from either state or federal programs such as the child food and nutrition program
Quality Child Care Initiatives
Are You a Child Care Provider Interested in Obtaining a Quality Child Care Indicator?
Contact us for more information regarding obtaining certifications.
A Texas Rising Star Provider is a child care provider that voluntarily meets requirements that exceed the State’s Minimum Licensing Standards for child care facilities. All center-based and home-based child care providers in Texas can apply to participate if they meet certain eligibility criteria.
The Texas Rising Star Provider certification system provides graduated levels of certification (Two-Star, Three-Star, and Four-Star) to encourage providers to attain progressively higher standards.
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.
The following TWC-approved organizations list nationally accredited providers in Texas on their website:
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