Child Care Licensing Statistics

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These are statistical tables on Child Care Licensing (Residential Child Care and Day Care).

Chapter 42 of the Texas Human Resources Code directs HHSC to establish statewide minimum standards and regulate child care facilities for the purpose of protecting the health, safety, and well-being of children in out-of-home care.

Data Received by Texas Health and Human Services was prepared by Regulatory Services Data and Analytics at HHSC.

For questions about these tables and processing of these reports, email HHSC Regulatory Data and Analytics. For additional data and information requests, email HHSC Open Records. Complete data sets can be downloaded at the Texas Open Data Portal. Data for abuse and neglect allegations in CCL operations can be found in the DFPS Data Book.

Data Book Child Day Care Licensing

Data Book Residential Child Care Licensing

Serious Injuries Report

Annual Aggregate Confirmed Serious Injuries for Day Care Operations Report for Fiscal Year 2019

Operation Type Number of Victims with Confirmed Serious Injuries
LCCC - Child Care Program 756
LCCC - BAP/SAP 93
Listed Home 7
Registered Home 9
Licensed Child Care Home 15
Temporary Shelter Care 0
Small Employer Based Child Care 0
Illegal Operation 40
Total 920

A serious injury is not considered confirmed until the investigation results are sent to the provider.

Before and After School Program, School-Age Program, and Child Care Program are "care types" for Licensed Child Care Centers.

Serious Injuries Report FY 2018 (PDF)

Serious Injuries Report FY 2017 (PDF)

Child Safety Data for Licensed Day-Care Centers

Human Resource Code Section 42.0412 requires Child Care Licensing to annually report aggregated data regarding child safety.

Child Care Licensing investigates reports and complaints of possible violations of minimum standards, rule or law in effort to reduce risk to children and prevent further harm.

Child Care Licensing Non-Abuse/Neglect Investigations Information by Age Group FY19 (PDF)

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services investigates reports of alleged abuse, neglect or exploitation of children who are in care of a child care operation. 

Child Care Investigation Abuse/Neglect Investigations Information by Age Group FY19 (PDF)