Must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or equivalent.
|Ratio For Daycare Centers|
|Age Range||Child: Staff Ratio||Maximum Group Size|
|10 years and older||26:1||35|
Definition of Licensed Family Child Care Homes
Small Family Child Care Homes
Texas requires small family child care homes that care for 1-3 children to be listed with the state.
No inspections are conducted and there are no standards to meet. Small family child care homes caring for 4-6 (plus 6 SAC) children are required to be registered and meet state requirements.
|Total Number of Children Allowed:||1-3|
|Maximum Number of Children to One Provider:||3|
|Provider’s Own Children Counted:||No|
|Maximum Number of Infants/Toddlers to One Provider:||NA (Not addressed in Regulations)|
Registered Small Family Child Care Homes
Total Number of Children Allowed: 4 – 6
Ratio of Children to One Provider:
|Maximum Group Size||Infants 0-17 mos||Preschool 18 mos-4 yrs||SAC 5-13 yrs|
Department of Family and Protective Services
Child Care Licensing
P.O. Box 149030
701 W. 51st Street
Austin, TX 78714-9030
Web site: http://www.dfps.state.tx.us
Texas Child Care Associations:
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