Helpful information and resources for parents
We hope this information is helpful to you in your search for child care and in caring for you family. The following documents are either links to helpful web sites or resources in PDF format. You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to view or print the PDF documents.
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This brochure will give you information you need when considering the child care options for your family. To download a PDF of the brochure, CLICK HERE.
Steps for Choosing Child Care & Child Care Checklist
Parents are encouraged to visit at least three programs several times (at different times) and research each program carefully before making a decision. CCA is a parent's choice program and does not recommend or endorse any child care programs. For helpful information as you begin this process, CLICK HERE.
Quality Child Care Standards
Helpful information as you consider your child care options, CLICK HERE.
Parent Education & Tips
The tip sheets are in PDF format. Read and/or print the one(s) that are of interest to you. To view a list of titles, CLICK HERE.
Child Care Licensing
(to make reports or check compliance history status of child care providers)
Child Protective Services (CPS)
Child Abuse issues
United Way of Beaumont & North Jefferson County
CHIP (Children's Health Insurance Program)
2•1•1 Texas - 2-1-1 Texas is a free, anonymous social service hotline available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. No matter where you live in Texas, you can dial 2-1-1, or 877-541-7905, to get information about resources in your local community, from help finding food or housing, to child care, to crisis counseling or substance abuse treatment.
Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas
Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas
Relay Texas Information (for the hearing impaired): Dial 7-1-1
Child Support Texas Region 5
Texas Child Care Solutions
Center for Public Policy Priorities:A policy research organization that works to influence the economic
and social conditions of individuals, families, and communities.
Children's Learning Institute: The Center for Improving the Readiness of Children for Learning and Education (CIRCLE) at The University of Texas Health Science Center is now part of the Children's Learning Institute. Services include clinical assessment, diagnosis and treatment of learning disorders, and cutting-edge research on techniques to enhance a child's home and learning environment.
Prevent Child Abuse Texas: The leading organization working to prevent the abuse and neglect of our state's children.
Texans Care for Children: Provides information for advocates and policymakers about the well-being of children.
Texas Association for Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (TACCRRA): Works to promote the partnership, improvement, and preservation of quality child care resource and referral services.
Texas Association for the Education of Young Children (TAEYC):
TAEYC, an affiliate of the National Association for the Education of
Young Children (NAEYC), is committed to excellence in early childhood
Texas Education Agency (TEA):
The mission of the Texas Education Agency is to provide leadership,
guidance, and resources to help schools meet the educational needs of
Texas Department of Human Services (DHS): Administers state and federal human services programs that benefit
low-income families and children, victims of domestic violence, and
people who are elderly or have disabilities.
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) - Region 5 Beaumont 409-730-1099: Visit the TDFPS website to find information on the prevention and control of infectious diseases, building and physical premises safety, health and safety training, and regulatory compliance history of child care providers.
Texas Legislature Online: Information on House of Representatives, Senate, and other agencies; legislative information and resources.
Texas Office of Attorney General
Texas Workforce Commission (TWC): Agency in charge of monitoring and providing services to employers and individuals looking for employment.
Administration for Children & Families: A federal agency funding state, local, and tribal organizations to provide programs for children and families.
Center for the Child Care Workforce: Works to improve the quality of child care services by upgrading the
wages, benefits, training opportunities, and working conditions for
child care teachers and family child care providers.
Child Care Aware: Is committed to helping parents locate quality child care and child care resources in their community by connecting them with the local agencies best equipped to serve their needs.
Children's Defense Fund: Child advocacy organization that works to ensure children a safe and healthy life.
Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition: Works to improve and meet the growing need for qualified staff and offers information on the CDA credential.
Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center: Offered by the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Head Start.
Healthy Child Care America: A collaborative effort working to improve the health and well-being of children in child care.
HealthyChildren.org: Empowers parents to be proactive about their children's health,
whether it's learning about the vaccines their infant needs, the
developmental milestones to watch for in their toddler, or how to stay
connected with their teenager. Backed by 60,000 American Academy of
Pediatrics member pediatricians and committed to offering the most
reliable, up-to-the-minute health advice for proactive parents and
National After School Association: A leading voice of the afterschool profession dedicated to the development, education and care of children and youth during their out-of-school hours.
National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA): A membership organization whose purpose is to build a diverse, high-quality child care system with parental choice and equal access for all families.
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC): Devoted to assuring the provision of high quality early childhood programs for young children.
National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC): The focus of NAFCC is to provide technical assistance to family child
care associations. Assistance is provided through developing
leadership, professionalism, addressing issues of diversity, and
promoting quality through NAFCC's Family Child Care accreditation.
National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI): Improves and protects the quality of life of African American children and families.
National Child Care Association (NCCA): A professional trade association focused exclusively on the needs of
licensed, private childhood care and education programs and is the
only organization representing the specific interests of the licensed,
National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care: Provides child care licensure regulations for each state. Health and safety tips and other resources are also available.
National School-Age Care Alliance (NSACA): Promotes quality school-age care and encourages before and
after-school programs seek accreditation through their organization.
US Department of Health and Human Services
US House of Representatives
US Census Bureau: Offers useful child care data, i.e., child care costs and use of various child are arrangements.
USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program : Provides nutritious meals and snacks to infants, young children, and impaired adults in day care.
Welfare Information Network: Clearinghouse for information, policy analysis, and technical assistance on welfare reform, including child care benefits.
Zero to Three: Promotes the healthy development of our nations infants and toddlers by supporting and strengthening families, communities and those who work on their behalf.
Local Parenting Classes
Family Services of Southeast Texas
Putting Kids First