Workforce Solutions

Early Childhood Resources

Parent Resource

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Child Care Services department has created an online parent website as a new resource for families seeking information to meet the needs of children.

TexasChildCareSolutions.org is an online source of information to assist parents in making informed choices for early childhood education, quality child care, children with special needs and child care financial assistance.

Department of Family and Protective Services Child Care Licensing

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) establishes and enforces Child Care Licensing standards designed to protect the safety, health and well-being of children while they are with child care providers.  The following websites provide helpful child care information.

The Texas Early Learning Council

The Texas Early Learning Council is an 18-member advisory council established by the Governor of Texas in 2009. The Council aim is to improve school readiness. Learn about infant, toddler and three-year-old development.

Early Childhood Intervention

ECI is a statewide program for families with children, birth to three, with disabilities and developmental delays. ECI supports families to help their children reach their potential through developmental services.

National Association for the Education of Young Children

NAEYC exists for the purpose of leading and consolidating the efforts of individuals and groups working to achieve healthy development and constructive education for all young children. Access their website at

Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

Child Care & Early Education Research Connections promotes high quality research in child care and early education and the use of that research in policy making. Their website address is

National Center for Children in Poverty

The National Center for Children in Poverty is a non-profit, non-partisan research and policy organization at Columbia University. Their mission is to identify and promote strategies that prevent child poverty in the United States and that improve the lives of low-income children and families.

Center on Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning

The Center on Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning is a national center focused on strengthening the capacity of child care and Head Start programs to improve the social and emotional outcomes of young children.

Texas Parents as Teachers

Texas Parents as Teachers is a parent education and family support program serving families throughout pregnancy until their child enters kindergarten.

Cornell University College of Human Ecology

The faculty and students at the Cornell University College of Human Ecology explore the complex relationship between human beings and their natural, social, and built environments.