Texas Child Care Assistance Programs
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Child Care program subsidizes the expense of Child Care for low-income families. The program helps in providing long-term self-reliance for families by supporting parents, so they are able to work, attend workforce education or training activities. In addition to Child Care assistance, TWC also provides resources to families to inform them about available high-quality Child Care, which is essential to a child’s development.
Families that qualify for the assistance program will be required to choose a provider that meets the following local and state requirements:
- The Child Care facility whether its center-based or in-home must be licensed
- If the parent wants to use a family provider, they must be 18 years of age or older. They must be an uncle, aunt, grandparent, great-grandparent, or sibling of the child that is receiving Child Care.
Eligibility for Texas Child Care Assistance
Eligible families can receive financial assistance to help cover some, or in many cases, all of the costs for Child Care, so they are able to work, go to school, or participate in a training program. Child Care assistance is available for children that are under the age of 13 years-old in any of the following instances:
- Parents are receiving or moving off of public assistance
- Are receiving or are in need of protective services
- Families that are low-income
Child Care services are administrated by the Workforce Development Boards through Workforce Solutions offices. Eligibility requirements, as well as coverage amounts, may vary by service area, and in some cases, there may be a waiting list for Child Care services.
For more information about Child Care Assistance, employer services, and job search services, contact your local Workforce Solutions office. Please be advised that the application for assistance is accepted in several ways, and is different in each workforce area. To apply for Child Care assistance in your workforce area, click here.