How to Apply

Application Process

Families can apply for child care assistance in one of two ways:

Once your Application for Child Care Services is received, CCS will review your application and notify you in writing as to the status of your application and next steps. To update your name on the waiting list or report any changes that have occurred to your household since submitting your application, please call our office at 325-795-4200 or submit this online form.

CC Application Form

ATTENTION! COVID-19 Funding & Child Care Services Update

As the Texas economy reopens, the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) will soon begin phasing out the emergency program to subsidize childcare for Texas’ essential workers. Child care providers are now able to resume services for all parents in need of child care.

  • COVID-19 Essential Worker Care: TWC began enrolling children of essential workers in April to help address the unanticipated consequences of school closures, and to provide parents with a stopgap measure to address this unanticipated need. As the school year comes to a close, new applications for this program have closed. Applications already received will be processed, and children previously enrolled will continue to receive their three months of subsidized child care.  
  • Parents’ Share of Cost (PSOC) for At-Risk Child Care: TWC waived the PSOC for all at-risk families, effective April 1, effectively paying 100 percent of the costs, as TWC continued to pay providers even while children may be absent. Child care facilities are now reopened to all families, and TWC will reinstitute the requirement for parents receiving financial assistance to pay for a portion of their costs for child effective June 1st. These costs may be waived, on a case by case basis, if parents continue to be unable to meet this financial obligation.