Child Care & Education

Child Care & After School Care Page

Search Texas Child Care Availability

Use this mapping tool to search for child care near your home or work, along your commute, by quality rating, by hours of care, and much more. Each program's profile links to their Child Care Regulation compliance with Minimum Standards, including safety and health inspection reports and history.

Texas Child Care Availability Portal

Search Texas Child Care Regulation

Search Texas Child Care provides information on child care providers in your area, including details about how well they are complying with Texas Minimum Standards. It also includes statewide licensing statistics.

How to Select Safe Child Care

One of the biggest decisions you have to make as a parent is choosing a caregiver for your child. The more you know, the better they’ll grow! This page provides tips for making that very important decision.

Types of Child Care

There are several types of care that you can choose from when looking for early education opportunities for your child. This page explains the different types of child care operations available in Texas and how they are administered by Child Care Regulation.

Texas Rising Star Quality-Rated Care

Texas Rising Star is a voluntary quality rating system for child care programs. This website provides resources about Texas Rising Star. You can also search the Texas Child Care Availability Portal to help you find Texas Rising Star quality child care for your child.

How to Select After School Care

My Texas Public School provides information about how to find and evaluate after school care options. Check out the Texas Child Care Availability Portal to help you find after school care for your child.

Child Care Resource and Referrals

Your Local Workforce Development Board can help you find child care, understand child care options, apply for financial aid, learn about quality child care, and connect with other job related needs.

Child Care Scholarships - Eligibility

Child care scholarships help eligible families of children under the age of 13 so that parents can work, attend school, or participate in training.

Child Care Scholarships - How to Apply

You may be eligible for scholarships to help pay for child care. Contact your Workforce Solutions Office by phone or by visiting their website to see if you are eligible and to apply.

Child Care for Children with Disabilities

If your child has a disability, he or she may also be eligible for child care support. This page provides information for parents and providers supporting children with disabilities, including links to financial assistance.

Child Care Regulation (CCR) Local and State Contacts

CCR local offices can answer general questions about child care operations and connect you to local CCR representatives. State CCR staff are available by phone between 8 am to 5 pm CT, Monday through Friday at 800-862-5252 or by email at

Child Care in Other States provides links to State or Territory child care websites that you can use to search for child care and consumer education information. This is a helpful tool when searching for child care resources in another state.

Become a Provider

This page provides information on how to become a child care provider.


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Do you have concerns about your child’s development? More information can be found for ages birth to 36 months or 3 through 5.

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