On this page you will find information about:
Not eligible for Child Care Services (CCS)?
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Other Child Care options available:
Head Start & Early Head Start programs provide free services to qualifying families. Services include: early education, health, nutrition, parent involvement, and services for children with disabilities. Learn more at https://saheadstart.org/en/city-san-antonio-head-start/
Pre-K 4 SA is a full-day prekindergarten program that also offers free afterschool care until 6:00 p.m. The program is highlighted by our experienced teachers, high quality curriculum, and bilingual education options. Students are provided healthy and delicious meals including breakfast, lunch, and snacks at no extra cost and transportation is also available. Learn more at https://www.sanantonio.gov/Pre-K-4-San-Antonio/about
Child Care Licensing
Find information on health and safety requirements, the prevention and control of infectious diseases (including immunizations), building and physical premises safety, minimum health and safety training appropriate to the provider setting, and the regulatory compliance history of child care providers. Go to http://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Child_Care/Information_for_Parents/default.asp
Local child care licensing phone numbers:
Child Care Options
You have the option to choose the provider type that best meets your child care needs. Provider types include:
To learn more about these provider types, visit Child Care Licensing at http://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Child_Care/Information_for_Parents/default.asp
Choosing a Quality Child Care Provider
Choosing a high quality program can have a significant impact on your child’s readiness for success in kindergarten and later grades. Children who attend high quality programs can make significant gains in their knowledge, skills, and abilities. In Texas, child care programs can pursue higher quality through several avenues. Texas Rising Star is one of these options for child care providers, and for parents looking for high quality child care for their children. Additionally, child care providers participating in the Texas School Ready! grant program provide quality child care services focusing on preschool children.
You can find more information at: Texas Child Care Solutions
Click here to view the providers within the Alamo Area who meet Quality Child Care Standards
Texas Rising Star
The Texas Rising Star (TRS) program is a voluntary, quality based child care rating system of child care providers participating in the Texas Workforce Commission’s subsidized child care program. TRS certification is available to Licensed Center and Licensed and Registered Child Care Home providers who meet the certification criteria. The TRS Provider certification system offers three levels of certification (Two-Star, Three-Star, and Four-Star) to encourage providers to attain progressively higher certification requirements leading to a Four-Star level.
You can find more information about TRS providers here.
Children with Disabilities
Other Family Resources