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.

At this time, Workforce Solutions Brazos Valley has a Waitlist for those interest in receiving a child care subsidy.



Child Care Wait List Application

Eligibility Requirements (2020A)

Employment and Wage Verification Form (4030)

Enrollment Verification Form (4060)

Orientation to Complaint Form (504B)

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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!

Quarter 1 2017 – Child Care Newsletter

Quarter 2 2017 – Child Care Newsletter

Provider Lists

List of Providers who accept CCS children:    Child Care Provider List – Updated May 2017

To View Providers By CITY, Click Here

To View Providers By COUNTY, Click Here

To View Providers with QUALITY INDICATORS, Click Here

To View TEXAS RISING STAR  Providers, Click Here

Quality indicators show that a program has strived to go above and beyond the Texas Child Care Standards, to reach a higher set of standards for their program.

 

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 State/National Quality Child Care Indicators. These include:

  • Texas School Ready (TSR)
  • 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)

Quality Indicators: Quality Child Care and Parenting Classes

Parent Information for Choosing a Child Care Provider (2025C)

Resources for Child Care Providers and Parents

There is free 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.

 

Resources for Parents

If you have a childcare attendance card, please watch the following brief, important video on YouTube.

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

2016 Texas Public School Rankings – Methodology  – To see where your childs’ school ranks among Texas Public Schools, go to http://texasschoolguide.org/

Parent Information on Developmental Screenings (2025D)

Resources for Providers

Texas Rising Star Provider: Certification Guidelines

Texas Rising Star Program: Texas Rising Star Webpage

Provider Handbook: FY17 Provider Handbook – Effective October 1, 2016

 

 

 

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