- Child care must be needed for a child from ages birth through twelve, or a child with a documented disability through age eighteen.
- Proof of residency in one of the following counties: Collin, Denton, Ellis, Erath, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell and Wise.
- If you are homeless and you do not have a permanent, fixed, and adequate residence
- Proof of U.S. citizenship or legal immigration status for each child on whose behalf you're applying for child care scholarships (birth certificate, alien registration card I-551, etc.).
- Training information for all adult household members to include name, address, phone number, name of the school, hours enrolled, total hours completed, transcript.
- Income (pay stubs) for the last thirteen weeks for all working household members.
- Family assets do not exceed $1 million.
- are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason;
- are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations;
- are living in emergency or transitional shelters;
- are abandoned in hospitals;
- have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings;
- are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and
- are migratory children who qualify as homeless because they are living in circumstances described above.
Fixed means stationary, permanent, and not subject to change.
Regular means consistent; used on a regular (e.g., nightly) basis.
Adequate means sufficient for meeting both the physical and psychological needs typically met in home environments
Families may be eligible for assistance with child care costs if you work, or attend an education or vocation training program for a minimum average of 25 hours per week for a single-parent family and 50 hours per week for a two-parent family or if you are searching for employment. If searching for employment you will receive three months of initial child care in order to obtain employment for a minimum of 25 hours per week for a single parent family and a combined 50 hours per week for a two-parent family. If at the end of the three months of initial eligibility the parent/caretaker still does not meet the minimum employment activity requirements as stated above, care will be denied. If attending job training or educational program, the parent must show progress toward successful completion of the program, which is demonstrated through continued enrollment in the program at the time of eligibility determination.
- Must be at least 18 years of age and be one of the following: the child’s grandparent, great-grandparent, aunt, uncle, or sibling if the sibling does not reside in the same household as the eligible child.
- A relative provider may not reside in the same household as the child receiving child care services unless the eligible child is the child of a teen parent.
- The relative must be related to the child/ren by blood, marriage or court decree;
- The relative must be 18 years of age;
- The relative must be related in one of the following ways:
- The child’s grandparent;
- The child’s great-grandparent;
- The child’s aunt or uncle; or
- The child’s sibling (who resides in a separate residence);
- The parent and relative provider cannot live in the same home (some exceptions apply);
- The relative provider must become a listed provider with Child Care Licensing and sign a Provider Agreement before being paid to provide child care in the relative’s home;
- The relative provider cannot provide care for the child/children in the child’s home unless one of the following applies:
- The child has a disability that makes it difficult to take the child outside his/her home;
- The child is under 18 months old;
- The child is a child of a teen parent;
- The parent's work schedule requires evening, overnight, or weekend child care in which taking the child outside of the child's home would be disruptive to the child;
- Other child care provider arrangements are not available in the community.
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, whether that is with adaptive equipment or with the assistance.
To be eligible for the inclusion program the child must meet the following definition for a child with a disability.
A child with a disability is considered to be the following: 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.
1-800-234-9306 (toll free)
P.O. Box 130
Denton, TX 76202
5800 I-35 #100
Denton, TX 76207
The hours of operation are from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.
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