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Become a Child Care Home Provider in Texas

image in article Become a Child Care Home Provider in TexasProviders in Texas are able to operate three types of in-home child care.

Licensed Child-Care Home:

  • Provides care and supervision to seven to 12 children 13 or younger (no more than 12 children can be in care at any time, including children related to the caregiver).
  • Provides care at least two hours, but less than 24 hours, per day, for three or more days a week.
  • Provides care in the primary caregiver's home.
  • Must meet minimum standards.
  • Receives at least one unannounced inspection per year.

Registered Child-Care Home:

  • Provides care and supervision for up to six unrelated children 13 or younger during school hours, and can also provide care and supervision for six additional school-age children after school hours (no more than 12 children can be in care at any time, including children related to the caregiver).
  • Provides care at least four hours a day, three or more days a week, for three or more consecutive weeks; or four hours a day for 40 or more days in a 12-month period.
  • Provides care in the primary caregiver's home.
  • Must meet minimum standards.
  • Receives at least one unannounced inspection every one to two years.

Listed Family Home:

  • Provides care and supervision for up to three unrelated children.
  • Provides care at least four hours a day, three or more days a week, for three or more consecutive weeks; or four hours a day for 40 or more days in a 12-month period.
  • Provides care in the primary caregiver's home.
  • Must meet minimum standards.
  • Is not routinely inspected unless a report is received alleging: child abuse or neglect, an immediate risk of danger to the health or safety of a child, or the caregiver is caring for too many children.

All licensed and registered child-care home providers must obtain 30 clock hours of training each year relevant to the age of the children for whom the home provides care. 

H&H Child Care Training has all of your training needs! All of our online courses are accepted by Child Care Licensing and many of our in-person (Zoom) trainings are approved by the TECPDS. 

 

 

Become a Child Care Home Provider. Texas Health & Human Services Commission. (2022).https://www.hhs.texas.gov/providers/protective-services-providers/child-care-regulation/become-a-child-care-home-provider


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