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?
NEW Senate Bill 64, passed by the 83rd Legislature, requires certain licensed operations to develop and implement a vaccine-preventable disease policy for employees by September 1st. [Vaccine-Preventable Diseases.]
Each minimum standards chapter has an appendix that includes TAC 745 Subchapter F rules relating to background checks. Those rules reference 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.