Provider Forms and Handbooks

About Providers

The child care assistance program is a parent-choice program. Parents may select a regulated provider from any of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) licensed or registered facilities or an eligible relative provider. 

There are several types of providers: Regulated Provider, Texas Rising Star, Texas School Ready!, and Relative Provider. Reimbursement rates are based upon a number of factors and are outlined in the provider handbooks. 

To apply to be a Regulated Provider, complete the Application Packet and fax it to (903) 794-8004. 

To apply to be a Relative Provider, complete the DFPS Listing Packet. After the DFPS Certificate is received, complete the Relative Provider Application Packet and the fax certificate and packet to (903) 794-8004.