The Child Care Services (CCS) program provides scholarships for child care. Child care scholarships are available to help parents work, search for work, or attend school or job training.
The CCS program works to inform parents about the availability and benefits of high-quality child care.
CCS supports child care providers improve the quality of services through the Texas Rising Star program. CCS supports and encourages child care programs to expand through the Pre-K Partnership program.
Visit Texas Child Care Solutions to learn how your child may be eligible for a scholarship.
Go to the Child Care Availability Portal to find available child care in your area that meets your needs.
Use the Texas Child Care Solutions Contact Form for questions about child care services and scholarships in your area.
Texas Rising Star
The Texas Rising Star is a quality rating and improvement system for CCS programs. Texas Rising Star programs meet a higher level of quality than Child Care Regulation standards.
More details are available on TWC's Texas Rising Star page.
Child Care and Public Prekindergarten Partnerships
A child care/pre-K partnership is a collaboration between public-school pre-K and child care programs. This is also called an “early learning partnership.” Texas Rising Star Three- and Four-Star certified programs are eligible for pre-K partnerships.
Learn more at Public Prekindergarten Partnerships.
What We Do
Education & Training
Learn about child care scholarships, search for care, and find other parent resources.
Learn about resources available for child care providers.
Learn about the Preschool Development Grant Birth Through 5 (PDG B-5).
CCIP supports public-private investments to improve child care and early learning.
View and download Child Care & Early Learning plans, reports, and data.
Learn about TWC COVID-19 child care response and recovery efforts.
Stakeholder Opportunities & Input
Stakeholders can learn about policy and funding decisions by virtually attending Commission meetings. The meetings also offer the public an opportunity to provide input. To view meetings, agendas, and materials, visit TWC Commission Meetings.
Additionally, the Commission works with staff to provide opportunities for:
- Child care and early learning stakeholders to offer input on the CCS program
- TEA, school districts, charter schools, businesses, and the public to offer input on CCS and pre-K coordination.
- Child care programs to offer input on making health and safety regulations more effective
- Child care programs to offer input on reducing burdens related to CCS program regulations while maintaining the goal of the regulation.
TWC notifies stakeholders of opportunities to attend regional meetings and of other child care updates. Stakeholders interested in receiving updates should sign up to receive workforce updates you can use by entering your email address and selecting the child care topic areas of their interest.
TWC is seeking your input on the 2025-2027 Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) State Plan and the Texas Rising Star program.
TWC develops a CCDF State Plan every three years, and we are seeking input as we develop our next CCDF State Plan, which will cover fiscal years 2025-2027. The CCDF State Plan Survey was open from January 19, 2024 to February 12, 2024, and collected 5,481 responses. Thank you to everyone who participated.
In addition, every four years TWC conducts a comprehensive review of the Texas Rising Star program, working in consultation with a Texas Rising Star Four-Year Review Workgroup. We are seeking input on the Workgroup recommendations through regional stakeholder meetings.
Regional Stakeholder Meetings
In February 2024, TWC will hold a series of public regional meetings to gather stakeholder input on the 2025-2027 CCDF State Plan and the Texas Rising Star Four Year Review proposed revisions.
All Meetings are hosted by local Workforce Solutions partners and are scheduled for 6pm.
|Thursday, February 8th
Community Foundation of Abilene
850 N. 1st Street, Abilene, TX 79601
|Tuesday, February 13th
Workforce Solutions of Williamson County
575 Round Rock West Drive, Building H, Suite 240, Round Rock, TX 78681
|Wednesday, February 21st
Workforce Solutions Gulf Coast
3555 Timmons Ln., Houston, TX 77027
|Thursday, February 22nd
Workforce Solutions Lower Rio Grande Valley
3101 W Business 83 McAllen, TX 78501, Mesquite Room
|Monday, February 26th
3000 Pegasus Park, Dallas, TX 75247
|Wednesday, February 28th
|Register for the meeting.
For more information on the areas that TWC is seeking stakeholder feedback on see:
Stakeholders may also provide input to TWC’s Child Care and Early Learning Division at any time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.