How to navigate child care while Texas reopens



HOUSTON – Since many parents return to work as Texas businesses slowly reopen, many will need child care services once again.

We have compiled a list of helpful resources to help you navigate child care as the state reopens:

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Find Regulated Child Care

Governor Greg Abbott, in coordination with various state agencies, has created the Frontline Child Care initiative to provide different childcare options for frontline workers, as well as financial assistance. To see if you qualify, click here.

Find in childcare at home

Care.com offers frontline workers 30 days of free access to their premium home child care membership. While the services aren’t free, the site is exempting some fees for Texans with essential jobs, including lifeguards and those in health care, sanitation or supermarkets, according to the website.

For more information on how to apply, click here.

CareLulu.com is helping Texas frontline workers find emergency child care programs that match their needs, such as budget, age, special needs, and languages.

To find an emergency child care provider, click here.

College Nannies, Sitters and Tutors is exempting registration fees for essential workers, including first responders, healthcare professionals, and doctors. Their professional child care team is available to provide individual child care at home for families.

Check records of childcare operations

If you have to enroll your child in a new daycare and want to check the records of the facility’s operations, you can do so through the Texas Health and Human Services website. The site lets you know if child care centers are licensed, if child care homes are licensed or registered, listed family homes and those that are not licensed or registered by the Department of Family and Protective Services and facilities that have been involuntarily suspended or revoked.

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