Although the Child Care Licensing (CCL) division of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) regulates the child care industry, we do not have any programs to assist with the cost of child care.

CCMS Program

The Child Care Management Services (CCMS) program of the Texas Workforce Commission helps eligible parents with the cost of child care. The requirements to be eligible for this assistance vary in different regions of the state. To learn more, visit the Texas Workforce Commission web site at Texas Workforce Commission website.

To find what child care operations in your area accept CCMS, visit our Texas Child Care Search website and click the box marked "Accepts Child-Care Subsidies."

Other Programs

Depending on what part of the state in which you live, there may be other programs to assist with child care costs. You can find out more by calling the Texas Information and Referral Network - just dial 2-1-1. Information is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and can be provided in almost any language including Spanish. You can also visit their web site at