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?

The public comment period for proposed rule changes in the Texas Register is November 13 through December 14, 2015. [learn more]

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.

STAKEHOLDER MEETINGS: Child Care Licensing has completed all stakeholder meetings as part of the comprehensive review of the minimum standards. Additional information regarding the rule-making process will be provided in the future.

Stakeholder Meeting Presentations

Minimum Standards

Background Checks

TAC 745, Subchapter F, Background Checks | Spanish | Vietnamese

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.