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Workforce Solutions of the Concho Valley offers child care assistance to help low income families pay for child care so they can go to work or attend an educational or vocational training program. Customers receiving child care assistance must meet federal, state and local guidelines in order to qualify. The information contained on this web site is here to help you:
  -   make a decision about child care    
  -   determine if you qualify for child care assistance    
  -   complete the prescreening and application process for child care assistance    

HOW TO APPLY
Child Care Services are provided on a first-come, first serve basis to families that have applied and met eligibility requirements. The number of children we can help provide child care to is limited by funding, but we maintain a waiting list so that we can ensure that all available funding is spent.

Child Care Services (CCS) is a supportive program of Workforce Solutions of the Concho Valley. In order to receive assistance families must meet federal, state and local guidelines. Please review the information below to see if you may be eligible to be placed on our wait list to receive child care assistance.

Work/Training Guidelines
Families may be eligible for assistance with child care expenses if you work, go to school or are enrolled in a vocational program for a minimum of 25 hours per week for a single-parent home and 50 hours per week for a two-parent home.

Income Guidelines
In addition to working or being in training, the family’s income must be less than that shown below.

Family Size

Gross Monthly Income

1

$1.945

2

$2,622

3

$3,298

4

$3,975

5

$4,652

6

$5,328

7

$6,005

 
Residency Requirements
Financial aid for child care is available to families throughout Texas, although eligibility guidelines may differ depending on where you reside. Workforce Solutions of the Concho Valley serves the following counties: Coke, Concho, Crockett, Irion, Kimble, Mason, McCulloch, Menard, Reagan, Schleicher, Sterling, Sutton, and Tom Green.

If you do not live in one of the counties listed above, go to TWC website to find the child care services office for your area or call 2-1-1.
 
RESOURCES FOR PARENTS
Choosing a child care provider is a different and personal choice. The information provided below is meant to help you make the decision that best meets your needs and preferences for child care.

Choosing a Child Care Provider

Types of Care

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Child Care Licensing Division is responsible for ensuring the health and safety of children in the following types of care:

Licensed Child Care Centers may care for 13 or more children under the age of 14 for less than 24 hours in a day. Licensed centers are routinely inspected every 5 to 12 months, or more frequently if reports of abuse, neglect or violations of licensing minimum standards are received.

Licensed Family Homes may care for 7 to 12 children under the age of 14 for less than 24 hours per day in the caregiver's own home. Licensed homes are routinely inspected every 12 to 24 months, or more frequently if reports of abuse, neglect or violations of licensing minimum standards are received.

Registered Family Homes may care for no more than 6 children in the caregiver's own home. They may also care for an additional 6 school age children. The number of children allowed in the home is determined by the ages of the children. Registered homes are routinely inspected every 1 to 3 years, or more frequently if reports of abuse, neglect or violations of licensing minimum standards are received.
 
Listed Family Homes may care for no more than 3 children in addition to their own children. Listed Family Homes are NOT licensed or registered with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. They are not inspected unless a report alleging child care is offered subject to registration is received and reports of abuse or neglect are investigated.

For more information about child care licensing or to review the compliance history for child care facilities in your area, go to Texas DFPS website.

Relative Care is defined as care provided by a relative who is at least 18 years of age and is one of the following: the child’s grandparent, the child’s great-grandparent, the child’s aunt or uncle, or the child’s sibling. Families receiving financial aid for child care through Workforce Solutions of the Concho Valley can choose a relative to care for their children. Relative child care providers cannot reside in the same household as the child receiving care and must become a Listed Family Home with the Child Care Licensing Division. Some exceptions apply. Contact us at (325) 653-2321 for more info.
 
Quality Child Care Providers

Things to look for in a Quality Early Care and Education Program:
    License displayed in a visible location    
    Entrances/Exits are secure    
    Low staff-to-child ratio    
    Staff are educated and has early childhood credentials    
    Certified CPR and First-Aid staff at all times    
    Schedule of daily activities posted and current    
    Separate space for quiet and active play    
    Children seem occupied and engaged by their activities    
    Child care providers handles conflict among the children in a positive manner    
    Child care providers seem patient and receptive to the needs of children    
    The center/home encourage parents to drop in and visit at any time    
    Open, frequent, and daily communication between parents and teachers    
    Parents are encouraged to participate and be involved    
    Facility serves nutritious meals/snacks and/or apart of Food Program    
    Current weekly menu posted in visible location    
    Facility is safe from hazards    
    Facility practices adequate cleaning and sanitizing procedures    

Put yourself in your child’s shoes, “Would you want to stay here?”

Questions to ask:
    Is the quantity of toys and materials sufficient for the number of children in the classroom?    
    Are the toys and materials developmentally appropriate for the different age groups?    
    How are children disciplined? Are you comfortable with the discipline methods?    
    What kind of security measures are in place to assure the safety of the children?    
    Do any employees on staff have degrees in Child Development/Education?    

Find a Child Care Provider

Workforce Solutions of the Concho Valley Child Care Services (CCS) maintains agreements with 62 providers in 13 counties. Of the 62 providers, 8 are Texas Rising Star Provider and 6 are Texas School Ready.
 
 

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