Become a Child Day Care Director in Texas

I want to be a Director for a child care center in Texas, where do I start?

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 you will have to submit transcripts, trainings, and the appropriate forms to the Child Care Regulation representative of your operation.

There are multiple ways a person can qualify as a child care director in the State of Texas. The links and information below will assist you in determining how you best qualify.

Licensed Child Care Center Director:

Interim Director for Licensed Child Care Centers:

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:

The following FAQ document provides further guidance into the director designation process. If you still have questions after reading the FAQs, you may contact your Child Care Regulation representative or the Child Care Regulation office in your area.

Training Information for Child Care Providers

Child Day Care Administrator Credential

A day care administrator’s credential is a credential recognized by Child Care Regulation as one way to meet director the education requirements qualifications to become a child care center director or primary caregiver of a licensed home. A day care administrator’s credential must be earned from an organization recognized by CCR and will require periodic renewal to maintain a valid director certificate.

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.

Contact us for questions or additional information regarding the Child Day Care Administrator's Credential Program.