Resources for Providers

Child Care Services Program

Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas administers funding through Child Care Services (CCS) to help parents pay for child care while they search for employment, work, go to school, or participate in job training in order to become self-sufficient. Once a family has been determined eligible for services, they must receive care through a contracted CCS child care provider. CCS offers two options to families - regulated care and relative care

Texas Rising Star Program

Texas Rising Star is a quality rating and improvement system for Texas early childhood programs. The benefits to being a Texas Rising Star Provider include:

  • A higher quality of care, which benefits children and families and may ultimately promote the program
  • Child Protective Services (CPS) requires that CPS children be placed only with Texas Rising Star providers
  • Access to additional resources and training
  • Higher reimbursement rates from CCS
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Expansion Grants

Information Links

  • Children’s Defense Fund: Child advocacy organization that works to ensure children a safe and healthy life
  • Every Texan: Formerly the Center for Public Policy Priorities, Every Texan is a policy research organization that works to influence the economic and social conditions of individuals, families, and communities
  • Parents Action for Children: Public awareness campaign to make early childhood development a top priority for our nation educating parents and professionals about new discoveries in brain development research
  • Prevent Child Abuse Texas: The leading organization working to prevent the abuse and neglect of our state’s children
  • Texans Care for Children: Provides information for advocates and policymakers about the well-being of children