Child Care & Early Learning Division
Workforce Solutions Brazos Valley is working hard to ensure that all workers in the Brazos Valley have access to child care services. Please utilize the resources below for Low-Income (At-Risk) child care services.
Please Note: At this time we are currently experiencing a Waitlist.
Please complete the Pre-Eligibility Screening Application above and return it to CCMS@bvcog.org to have your household added to the Waitlist!
Please Note: Unborn children cannot be added to the Waitlist for Child Care Subsidies.
Low-Income Child Care
Workforce Solutions Brazos Valley provides subsidized child care services to low income families in the 7-county region. To be eligible to apply for child care services, each parent or guardian residing with the child must be working, in an approved training program, or in school a minimum of 25 hours per week. Eligibility for at-risk child care assistance is based not only on approved activity hours, but also on your family’s gross income and the number of people in your household. Eligible families are required to pay a parent share of cost that is based on their level of income, household size, and number of children in care. If you are participating in other Workforce Programs, like WIOA and Choices, you could also be eligible to receive a child care subsidy. To find out if you are eligible for these services, please contact Child Care Services at (979) 595-2801, extension 2105.
Remember to report all changes to CCS Staff within 14 calendar days of the change!
Absence Policy to RESTART soon.
Important Documents for Child Care Subsidy Applicants
List of Providers who accept Child Care Subsidies: Child Care Provider List – Updated Jan 25th 2021
To View Providers By CITY
To View TEXAS RISING STAR Providers or Texas Rising Star Providers (by City)
To View Provider List in Excel
Texas Rising Star (TRS): a voluntary program for providers who are committed to quality care and who exceed the state’s minimum child care standards. Texas Rising Star Provider certification is a process for improving the quality of child care services provided in Texas. The system provides graduated (2-4 star) levels of certification as providers meet progressively higher certification requirements.
In addition to Texas Rising Star, there are other National Quality Child Care Indicators including:
- National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
- National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA)
- National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Program (NACCP)
- Association of Christian Schools International (ASCI)
- National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC)
- National After-School Association (NAA)
Resources for Child Care Providers and Parents
There is online training for child care providers related to the inclusion of infants and toddlers with special needs in child care settings. With funding provided by the Texas Workforce Commission, Child Care Licensing contracted with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service to develop several online courses, tip sheets, and multi-media resources intended for parents, providers, and child care licensing staff.
All online courses and training materials are available to the public on the AgriLife website on their Child Care Training page. Most materials are available in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
Child Care Newsletter for Parents and Providers
In 2017, Workforce Solutions Brazos Valley is introducing a Quarterly Newsletter designed with both Parents and Providers in mind! It is full of little inspirations, tips, resources, and policy reminders that we hope will enhance your care giving experience. Enjoy!
Resources for Parents
Little Texans Big Futures provides useful reminders about responsive caregiving, selecting high-quality care, and the importance of developmental screenings at www.littletexans.org
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services: http://www.dfps.state.tx.us/
Look Before You Lock: Child Safety Tips to Prevent Children Being Left in Vehicles: Look Before You Lock Tips
Resources for Providers
Texas Rising Star Program: Texas Rising Star Webpage
Provider Handbook: FY21 Provider Handbook – Effective January 2021
FEMA’s Children and Disasters Webpage: https://www.fema.gov/children-and-disasters