Texas Regulations

The regulatory information listed below was verified by the NRC as of July 1, 2015. Please be advised that the state may have modified the regulations since that time. Additional information and documents may also be found on the state's website.

Texas state documents regulating health and safety in child care. Effective/Revised Date
Chapter 744: Minimum Standard Rules For School-Age and Before or After-School Programs 6/2015
Chapter 744: Minimum Standard Rules For School-Age and Before or After-School Programs (memo) 3/1/2015
TAC 745, Subchapter F, Background Check    6/2015
Chapter 746: Minimum Standard Rules For Licensed Child-Care Centers 6/2015
Chapter 746: Minimum Standard Rules For Licensed Child-Care Centers (memo) 3/1/2015
Chapter 747: Minimum Standard Rules for Registered and Licensed Child-Care Homes 6/2015
Chapter 747: Minimum Standard Rules for Registered and Licensed Child-Care Homes (memo) 3/1/2015
Chapter 747: Minimum Standard Rules for Registered and Licensed Child-Care Homes (Spanish) 6/2014
Chapter 747: Minimum Standard Rules for Registered and Licensed Child-Care Homes (Memo) (Spanish) 6/1/2014
Chapter 747: Minimum Standard Rules for Registered and Licensed Child-Care Homes  (Vietnamese) 6/2014
Please note: Some cities and/or counties in Texas have additional regulations. Please check with your city and county government for more information.

 

State Licensing Contact

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
P.O. Box 149030
Mail Code E-550
Austin, TX 78714-9030

Phone:To find the phone number to your regional office, please go to http://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Child_Care/Local_Child_Care_Licensing_Offices/default.asp
Web Page: http://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Child_Care/About_Child_Care_Licensing/

State Early Learning Guidelines

Prekindergarten Curriculum Guidelines (2008)

Other Links to State Child Care Contacts

Healthy Child Care America
State Child Care and Development Fund
Child Care and Development fund Tribal Plan for 2013-2015
State Child Care Resource and Referral Agency