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 holding stakeholder meetings throughout the state to provide information about the rule making process. The meetings do not require that you sign up with Child Care Licensing. Please attend the meeting that is closest to your community. (Note: this is NOT training; credit hours will not be awarded.)

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: MSC@dfps.state.tx.us.

Day Care Meetings Schedule
RCCL Stakeholder Meeting Schedule

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.