TWC is charged with overseeing and providing workforce development services to employers and job seekers in Texas. TWC’s child care services program subsidizes child care for low-income families, promoting long-term self-sufficiency by enabling parents to work or attend workforce training or education activities. It also educates parents about the availability of quality child care, which enhances children’s early learning. Additionally, the program provides supports to early learning programs working to improve the quality of child care services.
Texas Child Care Quarterly ceased publication on August 31st 2020. Use these Texas resources to support your work with children and families.
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) works with communities to promote safe and healthy families and protect children and vulnerable adults from abuse, neglect, and exploitation through investigations, services and referrals, and prevention programs.
Texas Department of State Health Services promotes optimal health for individuals and communities by offering information on child and family health, mental health, and substance abuse services.
Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) is charged with the administration of medical and mental health services including Medicaid and CHIP enrollment and benefits, and substance abuse services for adults and youth. HHS also manages and monitors licensing, credentialing, and regulation of all child care operations and child placing agencies including compliance with state licensing standards, rules, and laws; background checks; complaint investigations; public information related to child care operations; and technical assistance to child care programs.
HHS offers support to families with children with disabilities and developmental delays including autism; blindness and visual impairment, deafness and hearing impairments, and Early Childhood Intervention Services.
Texas Education Agency provides guidance and resources to help schools meet the educational needs of Texas students. TEA is responsible of services to children with disabilities over the age of 3 under the federally mandated Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Where can I find more information on how children grow and learn?
Zero to Three is a national organization that promotes the healthy development of infants and toddlers by supporting and strengthening families and those who work on their behalf by advancing current knowledge; communicating and promoting beneficial policies and practices; and providing training, technical assistance, and leadership development.
National Child Care Information Center is a service of the Child Care Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It serves as a national clearinghouse and technical assistance center that links parents, providers, policymakers, researchers, and the public to early care and education information.
The Children's Learning Institute is a clearinghouse for quality program development. The center trains teachers and child care providers, collects and evaluates assessment data, and develops resource materials for early childhood programs in Texas.
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development is part of the National Institutes of Health, a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The NICHD has primary responsibility for conducting and supporting basic and clinical research in the biomedical, behavioral, and social sciences relating to child and maternal health.