How to Choose Child Care

Child Care Options

Families who are determined eligible for child care assistance from Child Care Services (CCS) may choose from a wide variety of child care arrangements for their children. CCS has contracts with licensed child care centers, licensed child care homes, and registered child care homes to provide care. In addition, families may choose to have an eligible relative care for their child. You can visit the DFPS child care websiteto learn more about different providers.

CCS staff will be happy to work with you to select the best child care arrangement for you and your family. You can review the list of CCS-contracted providers. Once you have narrowed down your choices, visit the potential providers and use the Child Care Consumer Information Brochure (PDF) and checklist (PDF) to determine which provider best meets your needs.

Additional Information

For further assistance in selecting a child care provider, please feel free to contact us or call our Resource and Referral Service by dialing 211.

Texas Government Code §2308.3171 defines a "quality child care indicator" as any appropriate indicator of quality services, including if the provider is:

CCS providers meeting these criteria in our area are listed here (PDF).