This indicator includes all non-military child care center and home facilities licensed by the Child Care Licensing (CCL) division of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS). To be accredited, a child care center must hold one or more accreditations recognized by the Texas Workforce Commission. The recognized accrediting bodies are: National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA), National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Program, Association of Christian Schools International, National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC), Council of Accreditation (formerly the National After School Association), and AdvancED Quality Early Learning Schools (QELS).
Source: Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, 2010-2015. Workforce Solutions Alamo, 2016. *2016 number of licensed facilities and licensed capacity are estimated as the number of facilities and capacity as December 2016. These data are included as an estimate until DFPS’s official 2016 data are released in 2017. Note: December 2015 and January 2016 accreditation data are known to be incomplete. The facilities accredited by TRS when rule changes were made in September 2015 were grandfathered through February 2016.
All quantitative data and narrative related to the data on this page was prepared by CI NOW for ReadyKidSA.