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Subsidized Child Care

Families may be eligible for financial aid to pay for child care.

In Texas, the Texas Workforce Commission subsidizes child care for low-income families so that parents can work or attend workforce training or education activities. Subsidized child care is accepted only by child care providers which are Workforce Solutions providers and meet local and state requirements. In the Collaborative for Children child care database, you can set your search criteria to show only Workforce Solutions providers. 

Eligible families of children under the age of 13 may receive child care financial assistance to cover a portion or, in some cases, all of the costs for child care. Child care assistance is available only for children under the age of 13 in any of these circumstances:Parents are receiving or transitioning off of public assistance

  • Children are receiving or needing protective services
  • Families are low-income

Workforce Development Boards administer child care services through Workforce Solutions offices. Eligibility requirements and coverage amounts may vary by service area. In some cases, there may be a waiting list for child care services. 

Here are some helpful links from the Texas Workforce Commission:

Find your Workforce Solutions office
How to apply for child care assistance



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