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5 preschool children playing on playground with teacher Workforce Solutions South Plains Child Care Services subsidizes child care for eligible low-income families, promoting long-term self-sufficiency by enabling parents to work, attend workforce training, or education activities.  It also educates parents about availability of quality child care, which enhances children’s early learning. Across Texas, parents and families enroll their children into child care programs, including center-based and home-based programs. Numerous research studies have shown that at-risk children who attend higher quality child care programs are more prepared for school entry than children who do not attend quality child care programs.

Parents

The Eligibility Determination Checklist  can help ensure that you have all the required documentation for CCS to determine your eligibility for services.

**Open enrollment is currently closed with the exception of those in priority groups and local match. Eligible clients will be wait-listed.**

 Those eligible for child care assistance include children under the age of thirteen and:

  • Whose parents are receiving Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
  • Whose parents have recently stopped receiving TANF benefits because of earned income
  • Whose parents are receiving Food Stamps
  • Whose parents qualify as low income and need help paying for child care so they can continue to work or attend training
  • Teen parents who are from low-income families who need child care to attend school or complete a GED
  • Parents qualify as low income and have children with disabilities

 

The goals of Workforce Solutions Child Care Services are to:

  • Offer families an expanded choice of quality child care arrangements
  • Offer families a source for child care information and financial assistance
  • Support the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of children by providing continuity of care
  • Help prevent the abuse and neglect of children
  • Assist providers in increasing and maintaining quality child care
  • Provide child development resources to local providers, and
  • Provide local resources for child development

 

Through Workforce Solutions’ parental choice option, parents have the right to choose the type of child care that best suits their needs and to be informed of all child care options available, including:

  • Licensed child care centers
  • Licensed child care homes,
  • Registered family homes, and
  • Self-Arranged Relative care
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