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If you have questions regarding the qualifications for child care assistance services, please contact us.
If the child needing childcare is receiving Child Protective Services (CPS), please contact your CPS caseworker to see if there is funding to help pay for childcare.
Sometimes it may be easier to find help paying for other household expenses, such as rent/utilities. If you have less rent and/or utility expenses, that could free up some money to pay for childcare. Some of the resources available are listed below.
Texas Head Start and Early Head Start Association
Texas Head Start Association child development programs for Early Head Start (ages 0-3) and Head Start (ages 3-5). Services are available at no cost to qualifying families. Visit http://www.txhsa.org/ or call 2-1-1, to find a program in your area.
Texas Education Agency
Pre-Kindergarten programs are offered in many school districts. Children must be at least three years of age and meet other eligibility criteria. Contact your neighborhood school for additional information or call 512-463-9581or visit the TEA website.
On-site Care Through Your School District
On-site after-school care is offered in many schools, for children in pre-kindergarten and older. Sometimes these programs offer scholarships or fees based on your household size and income-also known as sliding scale fees. Contact the school your child attends and ask if after-school care is offered.
Low Income Housing
Nationwide Housing Search Find affordable rentals & housing options for low-income families and individuals. To learn more visit http://www.lowincomehousing.us/
Texas Women, Infants and Children Program
The Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC) a nutrition program that helps pregnant women, new mothers, and young children (under 5years of age) eat well, learn about nutrition, and stay healthy. For a WIC office near you, call 1-800-942-3678 or visit www.dshs.state.tx.us/wichd
Children’s Health Insurance Program
Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Low-cost children’s health insurance for children from birth to 18 years of age. To apply, visit the Chip Website or call 2-1-1.
The Lone Star Card Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
The Lone Star Card Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Helps people buy the food they need for good health. This program is not tied to the TANF program. It is considered a nutritional program. To apply, call 2-1-1 or visit www.yourtexasbenefits.com
If you are a college student, check with Student Services to see if they have money to help pay for child care while you attend school.
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