Temporary Emergency Child Care Operations

HHSC established a Temporary Emergency Child Care Operation (TECCO) permit to enable facilities to provide care to children of essential workers. This temporary permit is valid for 60 days and may be renewed. The permit automatically terminates with the withdrawal of the emergency rule establishing this emergency permit. There are several rules that also establish certain requirements each TECCO must comply with relating to health and safety standards.

Note: Child Care Regulation is no longer accepting applications for Temporary Emergency Child Care Operations.

Background Checks for Temporary Emergency Child Care Permits

Frequently Asked Questions for Child Care Regulation Background Checks (PDF)

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions for Temporary Emergency Child Care Operations (PDF)

Form Parents Must Complete

All parents must complete Form 7265, Attestation of Child Day Care for Essential Workers to indicate which approved essential service they are providing as specified by the US Department of Homeland Security and the Texas Division of Emergency Management.

Health and Safety Guidelines

Temporary Emergency Child Care Operations must follow the health and safety guidelines found in: