Texas Health and Human Services protects children by regulating and educating child care providers. Child Care Licensing responsibilities include:

  • Regulating all child-care operations and child-placing agencies to protect the health, safety, and well-being of children in care.
  • Permitting and monitoring operations and agencies for compliance with state licensing standards, rules and laws.
  • Investigating complaints alleging violations of minimum standards in child care and residential child care operations.
  • Informing parents and the public about child care, including how specific child care and residential child care operations are complying with minimum standards of care.
  • Giving child-care providers technical assistance on meeting licensing minimum standards, rules, and laws.

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