Don't be in the dark about child care! Before entrusting your child to a day care, check its state record. This is the official State of Texas website on daycare.

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Attention Texas:

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) cautions that before you decide on Private Residential Treatment Programs for Troubled Teens, you ask important questions.

Notice to Child-Care Providers:

If your address, phone or other information changes please advise your licensing representative. They will enter corrections in the database that will appear on the web site.

PLEASE NOTE: Child Care Licensing (CCL) via Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) maintains this web site as a public service. All information provided is believed to be accurate and reliable; however, CCL via DFPS assumes no responsibility for the use of the information provided.

PLEASE NOTE: Users of this web site are responsible for checking the accuracy, completeness and/or suitability of all information. Since inaccuracies may occur, these pages do not replace official sources. All information is presented without guarantees and does not constitute an endorsement of any operation or the programs they offer, either expressed or implied. If you find some questionable information, please email us.

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