Child Care Licensing promotes the health, safety, and well-being of children and youth in day care as well as in foster care and other types of 24-hour child care. CCL regulates child care operations and child-placing agencies, permitting and monitoring for compliance with state licensing standards, rules and laws. CCL also investigates complaints alleging violations of those standards and reports of abuse or neglect in day care and residential child care operations. [learn more]

About Our Data and Statistics

  • These statistics are updated regularly.
  • DFPS has undergone major changes over time, so comparisons across the years can be misleading.
  • Complete data sets can be downloaded at the Texas Open Data Portal.
  • To ensure privacy, some data are withheld. [about privacy and data]
  • This Information is also available in accessible online data charts. [accessible version]