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?

The comprehensive reviews of Chapters 748 (GRO) and 749 (CPA) have been completed and new Minimum Standards went into effect January 1, 2017.

The 2017 Minimum Standard Comprehensive Rule Revisions presentations for chapters 744, 746, and 747 are available on the Day Care Licensing page.

Minimum Standards

Background Checks

TAC 745, Subchapter F, Background Checks | Spanish | Vietnamese

Display of September 2016 Changes for 745: Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG)

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.