About Child Care Licensing

Texas Department of Family & Protective Services


About Child Care Licensing

  • Regulates all child-care operations and child-placing agencies to protect the health, safety, and well-being of children in care, largely by reducing the risk of injury, abuse, and communicable disease.
  • Establishes and monitors operations and agencies for compliance with licensing standards, rules, and law.
  • Informs parents and the public about child care and about the histories of specific homes, child-care operations, and child-placing agencies in complying with minimum standards of care.
  • Provides technical assistance to providers on meeting licensing standards, rules, and law.
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