Family Resource Center
Texas Breastfeeding Coalition- Statewide coalition whose mission is to improve the health of Texans by working collaboratively to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding. Membership is comprised of local breastfeeding coalitions, agencies and organizations that work with breastfeeding mothers and babies, businesses that support breastfeeding mothers and babies, health providers, and individuals.
Child Care Licensing
Child Care Licensing is a statewide program that regulates child care operations and child-placing agencies to protect the health, safety and well-being of children in out-of-home care. CCL inspects child care operations, making sure they meet the standards Texas has set. We put the reports of every inspection online so parents can make the right choice for their children.
Early Childhood Intervention
ECI is a statewide program within the Texas Health and Human Services Commission for families with children birth up to age 3, with developmental delays, disabilities or certain medical diagnoses that may impact development. ECI services support families as they learn how to help their children grow and learn.
The child care services program subsidizes child care for low-income families, promoting long-term self-sufficiency by enabling parents to work or attend workforce training or education activities. It also educates parents about the availability of quality child care, which enhances children’s early learning.
Health & Nutrition
Powered by Pediatricians. Trusted by Parents. At Healthy Children you can find help tips and information regarding your child's health and development.
Sesame Street Communities- Here you’ll find tons of multi-media tools in both English and Spanish designed for children from birth to six, a period when brains are developing rapidly and your nurturing interaction makes a lasting difference. Our videos, activities, pintable's, and digital interactives feature our friendly, furry Muppets and help you playfully, meaningfully engage with kids during everyday moments. The site covers a wide range of topics, from school readiness to building healthy habits to tough issues such as divorce and hunger.
You’ve heard it before: parents and guardians are children’s first teachers. We say it because it’s true! Many studies have shown that families and teachers working together to support children’s development can lead to better outcomes for children. This collection includes fun, easy activity ideas that families can do together to help support important school readiness skills for children ages 0-6. https://cliengage.org/public/tools/materials/cac-family/
Finding the right health plan for your children is important. Texas Children's Health Plan is here to help. We offer coverage for children through CHIP and STAR Medicaid. Most CHIP families pay $35 per year or less to cover all of their children. Medicaid is free for children who qualify.
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Texas Rising Star
The Texas Rising Star program is a voluntary quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) for child care programs participating in the Texas Workforce Commission’s (TWC) subsidized child care program. Texas Rising Star certification is available to licensed centers and licensed and registered child care home facilities that meet the certification criteria.