How do I become a Child Care Services (CCS) provider?
Potential CCS providers must:
The Provider Packet will be sent to the potential provider for review and completion after CCS has calculated the daily rates. The Provider Packet will be emailed or faxed to you. The forms in the provider packet must be completed and returned with the following required documents listed below:
The forms in the Provider Packet must be completed with the name that shows on your license or registration.
Return packet and documents by postal mail, email, in person or fax:
Child Care Services (Attn: Cherri Smith), 1499 Hillcrest, Suite 103, San Antonio, TX 78228
Fax (210) 277-2718
Once the provider packet and documents have been received; a review process will be initiated. If anything is needed; you will be contacted. You may view a copy of the Provider Regulated handbook here.
Texas Rising Star
TRS Provider certification is a process for improving the quality of child care services provided in Texas. A TRS Provider is a child care provider that has an agreement with Child Care Services (CCS) to serve Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) subsidized children and that voluntarily meets requirements that exceed the State’s Minimum Licensing Standards for child care facilities. The TRS certification system provides graduated levels of certification as providers meet progressively higher certification requirements. Certification as a TRS Provider is available to Licensed Center, Licensed Child Care Home, and Registered Child Care Home providers who meet the certification criteria. The process improves the quality of child care provided, not only to TWC subsidized children, but to all children enrolled in certified facilities. TRS certified providers are eligible for an enhanced reimbursement rate.
Click here for TRS Guidelines.
Quality Partnership Initiative
The Quality Partnership Initiative is designed to increase the number of and access to high-quality early education and school-age care in the Alamo region. We focus on child care program support through quality mentoring, training, and education in order to help your program reach its goal of achieving and maintaining Texas Rising Star Certification. The benefits of our program include one-on-one mentoring, technical assistance, priority for professional development opportunities, as well as financial incentives. To get started on a path of continuous quality improvement, please click on the links for the provider letter and mentoring application.
Please call 210-582-1565 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in becoming a TRS provider in the Alamo region.
Training Opportunities & Resources