Texas Child Care Licensing (CCL)
Child Care Licensing responsibilities include:
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- Regulating all childcare operations and child-placing agencies to protect the health, safety, and well-being of children in care.
- Permitting and monitoring operations and agencies for compliance with state licensing standards, rules and laws.
- Investigating complaints alleging violations of minimum standards and reports of abuse or neglect in daycare and residential childcare operations.
- Informing parents and the public about child care, including how specific daycare and residential childcare operations are complying with minimum standards of care.
- Giving child-care providers technical assistance on meeting licensing standards, rules, and laws.
Child-Care Related Links:
- Attention Child Care Providers: Minimum Standards Survey is now available
- Search Texas Child-Care
- Provider Login & Background Checks
- Minimum Standards
- Criminal Conviction Charts
- Information for Parents
- Child Safety Campaigns
- Resources and Links
- Technical Assistance Library
- Emergency Preparedness
- Contact Us
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. Since inaccuracies may occur, these pages do not replace official sources. If you find some questionable information, please e-mail CCLQuestions@dfps.state.tx.us.