How to Participate
To participate in our program you must be either a Regulated Provider—licensed or registered through the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS)—or a Relative Provider. For more information on Eligibility Requirements for Regulated Providers,
Steps to Becoming a Regulated Providers
or Relative Care Provider call 409-839-8045 x 3657.
As a Regulated Provider (licensed or registered with DFPS), you are responsible for meeting and maintaining the following requirements:
- Having a license or registration with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) as a Licensed Child Care Center or Licensed or Registered Child Care Home
- Signing a Provider Agreement, agreeing to abide by the terms of the Agreement, and following procedures outlined in the Provider handbook.
- Maintaining DFPS Minimum Standards at all times
- Reporting any changes in the location, licensing status, or general operation of the facility to CCCS
- Keeping records on enrolled CCCS children
- Reporting attendance not recorded by parents
- Collecting and documenting parent fees; reporting any non-payment of fees
- Supplying requested documentation during monitoring visits
Steps to Becoming a Regulated Provider:
In order to become a Regulated Provider, you will need to gather the following documentation and submit them to CCCS:
- Copy of your Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) permit
- Copy of your rates for child care for all age groups for which you provide services. If you serve school age children, please be sure to include:
- rates for before and after school and
- full time rates for school breaks and summer care
- Copy of any official document that shows your Employer Identification Number (EIN) used for tax purposes for your facility and the name it is issued to
Relative Care Provider
A parent may choose to use a relative of the child as their child care provider. An eligible relative is an individual who does not reside in the same household as the child, is at least 18 years of age, and is, by marriage, blood relationship, or court decree, one of the following:
- the child's grandparent or great-grandparent;
- the child's aunt or uncle; or
- the child’s sibling.
Individuals who are listed on the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Sex Offender Registry are not eligible to be a relative care provider.
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