Federal childcare regulations require Workforce Solutions South Plains 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 a relative.
Relative Care Provider Requirements
To qualify for funded child care, the relative care provider must meet certain eligibility requirements:
- Relatives providing care must be 18 years of age or older 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 Care, also known as Self-Arranged 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 Care, please contact us.
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