Relative Child Care Provider

Federal childcare regulations require Workforce Solutions South Plains Child Care Services to allow parents to choose their child care provider.

If a parent cannot find a suitable provider among our currently contracted providers, they can self-arrange child care with an eligible relative.

Relative Child Care Provider Requirements

A Relative Child Care provider must meet the following eligibility requirements prior to providing child care services:

  • Relatives providing care must be at least 18 years of age and must be a grandparent, great-grandparent, sibling of the child (sibling cannot live at the same residence as the child); or be an aunt or uncle of the child.
  • Relatives providing care must be listed with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS) before services can be authorized.

For more information on Relative Child Care click here.

Visit Day Care Home Provider with the TDFPS for more information on how to become a listed TDFPS.


If you would like to discuss Relative Child Care, please contact us.

We're Moving!

The Workforce Solutions South Plains Lubbock office is moving to a new location. On July 2, 2018 Workforce Solutions Lubbock Workforce, Childcare, and Youth Services will move to 2002 West Loop 289 Suite 117 inside the Wayland Plaza.

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