News/Updates

Federal Requirements on Cribs:

  • The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission has adopted new requirements for cribs.  Child-care facilities will need to replace all cribs with those meeting the new requirements by December 28, 2012.  Information regarding the new crib requirements is available at:  U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission: Crib Information Center .

 

Minimum Standards

Information Documents

 

Child-Placing Agencies

Home Tracking Process

Foster Home Sampling

Senate Bill 6 (79th Legislature) amended Texas Human Resource Code (HRC) 42.044(e) to require Residential Child Care Licensing (RCCL) to inspect a random sample of agency foster homes.  Information gained during these inspections is used to determine a child-placing agency’s compliance with the licensing law, rules, and minimum standards.

CPA Guidelines - Designated Emergency Infant Care Provider

Background Check Requirements for Foster and Adoptive Homes

Obtaining a Child Abuse Central Registry Check in Each State

Foster Home Screenings

Foster Home Monitoring Tool

This is a sample form that child-placing agencies can use if they wish. The form is designed to ensure that all applicable minimum standards are addressed when the CPA evaluates a foster home. CPAs are not required to use this form.

Additional Information for CPS Contractors