Child Care Programs
Workforce Solutions’ Child Care program provides services needed by low-income families in order to enter and remain in the workforce. Parents who need child care to seek work, attend training or education, are eligible. The boards may also target funds for children of teen parents and for children with disabilities. Child care funds are also used to improve child care quality, and to increase the availability of early childhood development programs and before-school and after-school programs.
Child Care Management Services
Parents striving to become self-sufficient must have access to dependable quality care. Child Care Associates is the Child Care Management Services (CCMS) Contractor for Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County. Workforce Solutions uses the CCMS program to purchase child care for eligible families in Tarrant County.
The CCMS gives parents flexibility in choosing care for children and encourages all interested child care providers to enter into a provider agreement with CCMS. All providers entering into an agreement must comply with Child Care Regulation (CCR) Licensing requirements.
CCMS provides child care scholarships, an essential employment support service for families in Tarrant County. It helps parents who need assistance paying for child care become self-sufficient. Most CCMS clients are required to contribute to the cost of child care, with their fees being a percentage of the family’s monthly gross income. To see if you might be eligible, check out the eligibility document below or visit their website at https://tarrantcountyccms.org/
Child Care Provider Types
There are three types of child care regulated by the Child Care Regulation (CCR):
- Licensed Child Care Centers
- Licensed Child Care Homes
- Registered Child Care Homes
Always check a child care provider’s inspection record at DFPS’s website.
Relative care is not regulated by CCR but may be an option for eligible families through CCMS.