Child Care Licensing DivisionChild Care Licensing Division

The public comment period for proposed rule changes to Chapter 745 in the Texas Register is May 2 through June 2, 2014. [learn more]

The public comment period for proposed rule changes to Chapter 749 in the Texas Register is May 9 through June 9, 2014.[learn more]"

83rd Legislative Session Update

CCL has posted important compliance information for legislation resulting from the 83rd Legislative Session. [learn more]

Child Care Licensing responsibilities include:

  • Regulates all child-care operations and child-placing agencies to protect the health, safety, and well-being of children in care, largely by reducing the risk of injury, abuse, and communicable disease.
  • Establishes and monitors operations and agencies for compliance with licensing standards, rules, and law.
  • Informs parents and the public about child care and about the histories of specific homes, child-care operations, and child-placing agencies in complying with minimum standards of care.
  • Provides technical assistance to providers on meeting licensing standards, rules, and law.

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