Texas Health and Human Services protects children by regulating and educating child care providers. Child Care Regulation 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 regulation 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 CCR minimum standards, rules, and laws.
- Child Care Regulation Account Registration and Login
- Child Care Regulation Handbook (with Forms)
- Child Care Regulation Statistics
- Contact Child Care Regulation
- HHS Rulemaking
- Information for Parents
- Search Texas Child Care
- Take the CCR Inspection Feedback Online Survey
- Technical Assistance Library
Emergency Preparedness for Child Care Providers
- American Red Cross
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Plan Ahead for Disasters | Ready.gov
- Save the Children
- Childhood Lead Poison Prevention Program
- Immunizations for Children in Child Care Facilities
- Influenza Information for Child Care Facilities
- Vision and Hearing Screening Requirements
- National Playground Safety
- ABCs of Safe Sleep for Babies
- Texas Department of Public Safety – Child Passenger Safety Information and Seat Belt Use
- U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission – Publications
- U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission - Recalls and Product Safety News
- Watch Kids Around Water - Join the campaign to stop drowning and heat-related child deaths.