Childcare Services Section

Childcare Services (CCS) promotes long term self-sufficiency by enabling parents of low income, working families to work or attend skills training or education courses by offering affordable, accessible parent child / day care services for their children. Each applicant must meet our eligibility requirements and Income Guidelines 2018-2019. CCS can help you pay for childcare / daycare while you are working or in training.

Childcare Services can provide information about other programs within Workforce Solutions of Central Texas that might benefit you. Childcare Services can give you the information to find a daycare center in your area, or all across Texas.

Available Childcare Provider Training

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Child Care Services department has created an online parent website as a new resource for families seeking information to meet the needs of children. is an online source of information to assist parents in making informed choices for early childhood education, quality child care, children with special needs and child care financial assistance.

Our Locations & Contact Information

Our offices are in Killeen and Temple.

300 Cheyenne Dr., Killeen, Tx 76542

201 Santa Fe Way, Temple, Texas 76501

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For Parents

Helpful Information for Parents


Am I Eligible for Child Care

  1. You must live in Mills, San Saba, Hamilton, Lampasas, Coryell, Bell or Milam counties. If you live outside of these areas, please find your nearest Workforce Center.
  2. If you are a single parent household, you must be currently working and/or in job training or attending an educational program for a minimum of 25 total hours or more per week.
    If you are a two-parent household, you BOTH must be currently working and/or in job training or attending an educational program. for a minimum of 50 total combined hours or more per week. In achieving this total each parent has to do a minimum of 15 hours per week.
  3. Your monthly income cannot be over the guidelines as outlined in the income guidelines 2018-2019
  4. Your child is a U.S. citizen, or legal immigrant, and under the age of 13 years of age.(or 19 years of age with a documented disability).

Currently for additional forms contact your nearest Workforce Child Care Services office.

How to Use Your Childcare Attendance Card
in video and print information.

The following two documents are in PDF format. Depending on your browser and operating system, they will appear in a new window.

CCAA Attendance Card Swipe Information Sheet. This link contains information on the use of the Attendance Card Swipe System and also information not shown on the video such as local contact information if you encounter problems.

Child Care Attendance Help. Workforce Solutions of Central Texas Child Care Services requires the use of CCAA to record a child’s attendance at the provider’s site through the Child Care Automated Attendance (CCAA) System. This link provides information to assist you in recording attendance.
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For Child Care Providers

Helpful Information for Child Care Providers

How to Become a Child Care Provider

To be a provider for child care services you:

  1. must have a current license or registration with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS), the United States Military Services, or the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSS) as a child care center, licensed day care home, registered family home, or a youth camp.
  2. must not be on corrective or adverse action or corrective denial with these agencies.
  3. must have established an acceptable compliance history with these agencies.
  4. may not be on "Applicant Status" with Child Care Licensing.
  5. be willing to accept child subsidy payments.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What if I cannot find some of the requested documents?     
  2. I want a family member to care for my children. What do I need to do?     
  3. I was on the program before. Do I need to provide proof of age and citizenship again?     
  4. Which providers do I use once I am on the program?     
  5. If I am self-employed can I be eligible for the program?      
  6. How long does the process take to receive child care services?      
  7. How often will my case be re-determined once I am on the program?      
  8. I am a teen parent, do I qualify for the program?      
  9. I am a grandparent caring for my grandchildren; can I get assistance with child care?      
  10. How many pay-stubs do I need at my eligibility review?      
  11. If I already have my Child Care Automation Attendance Card (CCAA), will it still work?      
  12. If my spouse is not working or going to school, can I still apply for child care?      
  13. Can a parent that is not working be paid by child care services to keep the children?      
  14. Do you accept on-line classes?      
  15. What degree plans are accepted?      
  16. What if I am looking for a job but not currently employed or in training?      
  17. How is my income calculated?      
  18. Are Social Security payments counted as income?      
  19. Are you required to have open child support cases to apply and does the child support income count towards my total gross monthly income?      
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