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Find a Child Care Provider
Find the right option for you and your family
Choosing a child care provider is an important decision! As a parent, you need to feel confident in your choice that the provider will provide positive learning experiences and a safe environment for your child.
Workforce Solutions Early Education Service Provider is available to help find quality child care options. Search ONLINE or call 713-500-3725 for assistance. Our Early Education Service Provider’s team offers complimentary phone consultations, child care referrals and guides parents to a wide array of appropriate resources.
The Texas Health and Human Services site offers information on Child Care Licensing, Standards & Regulations and information for Child Care Professionals.
Parent Choice of Provider Types
You have the option to choose the provider type that best meets your child care needs. Provider types include:
- Licensed child care centers
- Licensed child care homes
- Registered child care homes
To learn more about these provider types visit: Types of Child Care Operations
Department of Health and Human Services
The Department of Health and Human Services inspects and monitors child care providers. You can view child care providers for their compliance with state standards HERE
Choosing a Quality Child Care provider
Texas Rising Star
The Texas Rising Star program is a quality-based child care rating system of child care providers participating in the Texas Workforce Commission's Child Care Services (CCS) program. Effective October 1, 2022 any early learning provider wanting to participate in the (CCS) program must be designated as Entry Level and agree to work with a mentor towards Texas Rising Star certification. TRS Certification is available to Licensed Center and Licensed and Registered Child Care Home providers who meet the certification criteria. The TRS Provider certification system offers three levels of certification (Two-Star, Three-Star, and Four-Star) to encourage providers to attain progressively higher certification requirements leading to a Four-Star level.
You can find more information at: Texas Rising Star
Resources for Parents
The 2-1-1 Texas/United Way HELPLINE provides help for basic needs like food, utilities and health care.
Resources for developmental screenings can be found at Texas Child Development Resources
A child care/pre-K partnership is a collaboration between a public-school pre-K program and one or more quality-rated child care programs to provide high-quality care and education to three- and four-year-old children. Learn more at Public Prekindergarten Partnerships.