I want to be a Director for a child care center in Texas, where do I start?
There are many ways a person can become a Child Care director in the State of Texas.
First, you will need to determine which criteria best qualifies you as a director.
Licensed Child Care Center Director:
- See §746.1015 for licensed child care centers (13 or More)
- See §746.1017 for licensed child care centers (12 or Few)
Licensed Child Care Home Director:
Operational Director or Program Director for Before or After-School programs and School Age Programs:
Site Director for Before or After-School programs and School Age Programs:
To obtain a Director Certificate in the State of Texas, a person will need to be designated as a director of an operation by the Owner, Head of the Governing Body, or Designee of the operation.
Once designated as the director for the operation, you would just have to submit the transcripts, trainings and the appropriate forms to the licensing representative of your operation to show you qualify.
If you still have questions after reading the FAQ, you may contact your Child Care Regulation representative or the Child Care Regulation office in your area.
Training Information for Child Care Providers
- Child Care Trainer Requirements
- Online Training for Child Care Providers
- Texas Early Childhood Professional Development System
- Reporting Suspected Abuse or Neglect of a Child: A Guide for Education Professionals
A day care administrator credential is a credential recognized by Child Care Regulation as one way to meet director qualifications to become a child care director. For other ways to qualify please reference minimum standard §744.1015 for before or after-school programs and school-age programs, §746.1015 for licensed child care centers and §747.1107 for licensed child care homes.
Note: HHSC does not support or endorse day care administrator credential programs or their sponsors. Programs recognized by licensing comply with TAC, Title 26, Part 1, Chapter 745, Subchapter P. HHSC assumes no responsibility for the business practices of recognized programs. Consumers are responsible for all agreements entered into with any recognized program and it is their responsibility to ensure the program is in good standing with CCR. Telephone numbers and addresses are only as accurate as the information provided to us.
For questions or additional information regarding the Child Day Care Administrator's Credential Program, please email MSC@hhsc.state.tx.us.