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.

Minimum Standards

Background Checks

TAC 745, Subchapter F, Background Checks

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.