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Who is Child Care Licensing?

Child Care Licensing (CCL) has many faces.

Woman writingChild Care Licensing inspectors conduct routine inspections to:

    1. offer technical assistance to help providers be aware of best childcare practices and
    2. evaluate child care homes to ensure compliance.

Child Care Licensing investigators assess reports of abuse, neglect, or deficiencies due to not meeting requirements. Definitions of terms on this page: How does the law define abuse? Neglect? Abuse is an intentional, knowing or reckless act or omission that causes or may cause emotional harm, physical injury, or death of a child. Texas Family Code (TFC) 261.401 Neglect is a negligent act or omission that causes or may cause substantial emotional harm, physical injury, or death of a child. TFC 261.401