Child Care Family Resources
Welcome to the Family Resource Page! On this page you will find information about:
- Services to Children with Disabilities
- Resources and referrals in the community
- Types of child care available
- Child care providers that meet quality standards
- Child care health and safety information
Services to Children with Disabilities
The purpose of the inclusion program is to create a positive child care environment for children with disabilities by providing technical support to CCS providers. The parent(s), child care staff, and the Boards Early Childhood Specialist work as a team to determine how to best meet the needs of the child with a disability.
To be eligible for the inclusion program the child must meet the following definition for a child with a disability: A child who is mentally or physically incapable of performing routine activities of daily living within the child’s typical chronological range of development. A child with a disability would require assistance in performing tasks (major life activity) that are within the typical chronological range of development, including but not limited to, caring for oneself; performing manual tasks; walking; hearing; seeing; speaking; breathing; learning; and working.
Workforce Solutions Vocational Rehabilitative Services assists people with disabilities to participate in their communities. For more information please click here.
Not eligible for Child Care Services (CCS)?
Dial 2-1-1 or visit www.211texas.org if you need help finding food, housing, utilities, child care, crisis counseling and much more. 2-1-1 Texas is a free, anonymous social service hotline available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
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
- Are you looking for a great educational opportunity for your 3 or 4 year old? Local school districts, in partnership with Early Matters are enrolling children in free half-day and full-day pre-k programs. Don’t let your child miss out on the great benefits of early childhood education. Call 210-206-34PK or visit earlymatterssa.org to see if you qualify.
Other Family Resources
- Contact the CHIP/Medicaid Consumer Education Office at 1-877-543-7669 or go to org. CHIP covers the health care of children from birth through age 18 whose families earn too much to qualify for Medicaid.
- Click here to learn more about the prevention and control of infectious diseases
- Click here to learn more about child immunizations and infectious control
- Click here for a list of Free and Low Cost Parenting Classes.
- Help Your Child Succeed in Preschool: Build the Habit of Good Attendance. Early School Success goes hand in hand with good attendance! For more information go to attendanceworks.org
- Texas Child Care Solutions – resources for families from the State of Texas
- Bright Futures Opens – health and prevention for infants, children, youth, and their families
- Early Childhood Development – information and resources from the Administration for Children & Families
- Act Early Texas! – screening tools on childhood development from the Children’s Learning Institute
- Zero to Three – a collection of the most popular parenting resources on play, sleep, discipline, and more
- Parent Toolkit – track progress from Pre-K through high school
- Choose My Plate – information on nutrition and healthy eating
- Navigate Life Texas – resources for parenting children with special needs
- Texas Project First – a project of the Texas Education Agency (TEA) providing information to families of students with disabilities
- Children & Disasters – resources from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to support the disaster related needs of children in emergency preparedness
- Mental Health During Early Childhood Development – mental health resources from Sunshine Behavioral Health
- Helping Children Cope With Traumatic Events (PDF)
Training for Parents
The Texas AgriLife Extension Service offers quality online training for parents. Click here to view their current trainings. Topics include:
- Handling Infants’ and Toddlers Challenging Behavior
- Build Your Bones: Osteoporosis – Prevention and Treatment
- What Parents Need to Know about Infant and Toddler Development
- Healthy Eaters: Infant and Toddler Nutrition in the Home Environment
- Infant and Toddler Social Emotional Development
- Making Home a Place for Learning
- Parent-Caregiver Communication in Child Care Settings
- Selecting Child Care: A Guide for Parents
- Safe Sleep: Strategies for Reducing the Risk of Sudden Infant Death
Workforce Solutions Alamo Career Centers
If you need to find employment, want a new job, or need job training, please visit a Workforce Solutions Center near you. If you are receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and need to find employment, you may be eligible for priority funding that enables you to find employment. Stop by and see all the services the centers have to offer. Click here to find a location.