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. At this time, applications for COVID Essential Worker child care are no longer being accepted. Please utilize the resources below for Low-Income (At-Risk) child care services.

Child Care Pre-Eligibility Screening Application

Eligibility Requirements (2020A)

Please Note: At this time we are currently experiencing a Waitlist.

Please complete the Pre-Eligibility Screening Application above and return it to to have your household added to the Waitlist!

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!


CCAA One-Swipe Policy: Use the “Check-In” option to avoid an absence!

Absence Policy to RESTART soon.

Get your CCAA Swipe Cards ready or call to order a new one!


At this time, Workforce Solutions Brazos Valley has a Pre-Eligibility Screening Application for those interested in receiving a child care subsidy.

Child Care Pre-Eligibility Screening Application – Printable Form

Eligibility Requirements (2020A)

Parent Rights Forms (2030L, 2400AL, 2400L)

Employment and Wage Verification Form (4030)

Enrollment Verification Form (4060)

Orientation to Complaint Form – English (4090)

Orientation to Complaint Form – Spanish (4090)

Release of Information Form (4130)

Electronic Signature Consent Form (4500L)


 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 2019 – Child Care Newsletter

2018 Quarterly Child Care Newsletters

2017 Quarterly Child Care Newsletters

Provider Lists

List of Providers who accept Child Care Subsidies:   Child Care Provider List – Updated October 2020

To View Providers By CITY

To View Providers By COUNTY


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)

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

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.


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

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services:

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

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: FY19 Provider Handbook – Effective October 1, 2018

FEMA’s Children and Disasters Webpage:




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