Child Care Minimum Standards
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?
Child Care Licensing has completed all stakeholder meetings as part of the comprehensive review of the minimum standards. Additional information regarding the rule-making process will be provided in the future.
Stakeholder Meeting Presentations
- Minimum Standards Review for Child-Care Centers (746)
- Minimum Standards Review for Child-Care Homes (747)
- Minimum Standards Review for Child-Care Homes (747) - Spanish
- Minimum Standards Review for Child-Care Homes (747) - Vietnamese
|Day Care Operations|
Chapter 743 Shelter Care
Chapter 744 School-Age and Before or After-School Programs
Chapter 746 Child-Care Centers
Chapter 747 Registered and Licensed Child-Care Homes
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.