Chapter 42 of the Texas Human Resources Code requires the Texas Department of Family & Protective Services (DFPS) to regulate child care and child-placing activities in Texas, to investigate alleged abuse/neglect in child-care facilities, and to create and enforce minimum standards. [learn more]

What's New in Licensing?

Information for child care operations related to bills passed by the 84th Legislature is now available for day care providers here and residential care providers here.

STAKEHOLDER MEETINGS: Child Care Licensing is conducting a review of all the minimum standards and as a part of this review we are holding public meetings throughout the state and we want your input. Are the current minimum standards fine as is, or are there any specific standards that you think need to be changed, removed or added?  Plan to attend the meeting in your area; no advance sign up is necessary. 

If you need American with Disabilities Act accommodations, please notify us at least 72 hours before the meeting so appropriate accommodations can be made. Please email your request to:

Stakeholder Meeting Presentations

Minimum Standards

Background Checks

TAC 745, Subchapter F, Background Checks | Spanish

For the charts that specify whether a conviction permanently or temporarily bars a person from being present at an operation while children are in care, whether a person is eligible for a risk evaluation, and whether a person who is eligible may be present at the operation pending the outcome of the risk evaluation see the Criminal Convictions Charts page for more information.