The child care program subsidizes child care for low-income families, promoting long-term self-sufficiency by enabling parents to work or attend workforce training or education activities. It also educates parents about the availability of quality child care, which enhances children’s early learning.

Child Care Services Program Overview


Check Centers for Compliance

Texas DFPS Child Care Licensing


Texas Rising Star Child Care Providers

Texas Rising Star Provider certification is a process for improving the quality of child care services provided in Texas. The Texas Rising Star Provider certification system provides graduated levels of certification as providers meet progressively higher certification requirements.

Texas Rising Star Provider Website

Texas Rising Star Provider Brochure

Information for Providers

Explore child care and preschool provider certification, learn about provider accreditation, track child referral and attendance records, and find out about training and credentialing opportunities.

Child Care Providers’ Resources