The City/County Child Care Program works with Texas Rising Star 4-Star providers through Workforce Solutions Child Care Services (CCS) to provide subsidized child care for eligible families.

Find a provider that has an opening for your preschool age child; and, if you want to place your child there, work with the provider to submit the required paperwork to the Local Match Coordinator, at Workforce Solutions Child Care Services (CCS) at (512) 597-7191.  There may be a waiting list.  Contact the CCS with any questions.

More information and the provider lists are at the links below (look for the 4 gold stars next to the providers name on the list).  There are TRS (Texas Rising Star) lists by name or zip code.  Child care providers must be oriented to the City/County Program by the CCS staff.

Information for parents

Pre-K Enrollment

The Future Begins Today -- in Pre-K

Pre-K enrollment is now more important than ever. For children to succeed in school, it is vital they start strong. Children who attend a Pre-K program are more likely to be ready for school when they start Kindergarten. Now is the time for qualified families to enroll in a FREE Pre-K program. Please get the word out to families that schools are registering now.

Message from Austin Mayor Steve Adler

Message from Austin ISD Superintendent Dr. Paul Cruz --  Message in Spanish

Messsage from Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo -- Message in Spanish

Head Start/Early Head Start

The Head Start / Early Head Start provider in Austin/Travis County is Child Inc at 512-451-7361.

Child Care Licensing

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Child Care Licensing Division licenses and regulates child care in Texas.  The local Austin office is at 512-834-3426.

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