Texas State Licensing Standards for Day Care Centers

Worker Qualifications
Staff in Texas State: Must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or equivalent.Provider /Child Ratio

Ratios for Daycare Centers in Texas State
Age Range Child: Staff Ratio Maximum Group Size
0 – 11 months 4:1 10
12 – 17 months 5:1 13
18 – 23 months 9:1 18
2 years (24 months) 11:1 22
3 years 15:1 30
4 years 18:1 35
5 years 22:1 35
6-8 years 26:1 35
9 – 12 years 26:1 35

Definition of Licensed Family Child Care Homes

Small Family Child Care Homes

Texas requires small family child care homes that care for 1-3 children to be listed with the state.
No inspections are conducted and there are no standards to meet. Small family child care homes

caring for 4-6 (plus 6 SAC) children are required to be registered and meet state requirements.

Total Number of Children Allowed:

1-3

Maximum Number of Children to One
Provider:

3

Provider’s Own Children Counted:

No

Maximum Number of Infants/Toddlers to One Provider: NA (Not addressed in Regulations)

Registered Small Family Child Care Homes

Total Number of Children Allowed: 4 – 6

Ratio of Children To One Provider
Maximum Group Size Infants 0-17 mos Preschool 18 mos-4 yrs SAC 5-13 yrs
12 0 6 6
12 0 5 7
12 0 4 8
12 0 3 9
12 0 2 10
12 0 1 11
12 0 0 12
10 1 5 4
10 1 4 5
10 1 3 6
10 1 2 7
10 1 1 8
10 1 0 9
8 2 4 2
8 2 3 3
8 2 2 4
8 2 1 5
8 2 0 6
7 3 3 1
7 3 2 2
7 3 1 3
7 3 0 4
6 4 2 0
6 4 1 1
6 4 0 2

Contact Information Child
Care Licensing Agency
Department of Protective and Regulatory Services

P.O. Box 149030

M.C. E-550

Austin, TX 78714-9030

Phone: Day Care Hotline: (800) 862-5252

or (512) 438-3269

Fax: (512) 438-3848
Texas
Daycare Listings
Child Care
Subsidy Agency
Texas Workforce Commission

Child Care Services

101 E. 15th Street, Room 440-T

Austin, TX 78778-0001

Phone: (512) 936-3137 or 211 (within State)

Toll Free: (877) 541-7905

Fax: (512) 936-3255 Head Start
– State Collaboration Office

University of Texas

7000 Fannin Street, Suite 2054

Houston, TX, 77030

Phone: (713) 500-3835

Fax: (713) 500-0386

Child
Care Food Program Agency
Office of Family Services

Texas Department of Health and Human Services Commission

Post Office Box 149030

1106 Clayton Lane, Suite 325E

Austin, Texas 78714-9030

Phone: (512) 420-2506

Fax: (512) 371-1595 State Child
Care Resource & Referral Contact
Texas Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies

1500 W. University Ave., Ste. 105

Georgetown, TX 78628

Phone: (512) 868-0552

Fax: (512) 868-5743

Office
of Child Support Enforcement
Child Support Division

Office of the Attorney General

P.O. Box 12017

Austin, Texas 78741-2017

Phone: (800) 252-8014

Fax: (512) 460-6867

Child
Abuse Reporting

To report suspected child abuse in Texas, call (800) 252-5400.

For national child abuse information, call the Childhelp USA National
Child Abuse Hotline (staffed 24 hours daily with professional crisis counselors):
1-800-4-A-CHILD or 1-800-2-A-CHILD (T.D.D).

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