At this time Child Care Services has open enrollment. 

Important Information for Parents:

The Texas Workforce Commission has approved $500 million to support a new Service Industry Recovery (SIR) program to help low-wage workers in specific service-related industries. You may qualify for FREE CHILD CARE FOR ONE YEAR if you meet the income guidelines, and can provide proof of employment in a identified service industry and the citizenship/immigration status of the children needing care.

Service Industries include:

  • Accommodation and Food Service (such as hotels, restaurants and food delivery services)
  • Arts, Entertainment and Recreation (such as fitness centers, movie theaters and amusement  parks)
  • Retail (such as clothing stores, gas stations and grocery stores )

You must meet income requirements to participate in the program. View income guidelines

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All families continue to have access to TWC’s regular low-income child care subsidy program. If you have questions or would like to speak with someone about eligibility requirements for the SIR program, please call (800) 234-9306 or send an email to childcareSIR@dfwjobs.com.


Effective July 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022, Child Care services will be available to customers who do not meet the minimum work, education or training participation requirements for child care eligibility but who need child care in order to search for work that will meet the minimum employment activity requirements.  Customers will be given three months of initial eligibility child care in order to obtain employment of a minimum of 25 hours per week for a single parent family and a combined 50 hours per week for a two parent family. If at the end of the three months of initial eligibility the customer still does not meet the minimum employment activity requirements as stated above, care will be denied.

If you have questions or are interested in being referred to our Workforce Center staff for job search resources, please call us at 800-234-9306 to speak with a Child Care Representative.

Are You Eligible for Child Care Services?

The child care services program subsidizes child care for low-income families, promoting long-term self-sufficiency by enabling parents to work or attend workforce training or education activities. It also educates parents about the availability of quality child care, which enhances children's early learning.

Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas Child Care Services (CCS) maintains agreements with a wide range of child care providers in order to meet the needs of families receiving services.  In order to receive assistance, families must meet federal, state, and local guidelines. 

Things to Consider When Looking for Quality Child Care

 

Parent Resources

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