Texas Daycare

Find Texas daycares, child care and children's day and preschools. Daycare facilities provide information on affordable, licensed infant and child care assistance, costs and prices, including 24 hour and weekend day care centers for montessori, private and public facilities.


Daycares by County

Anderson County Andrews County Angelina County Aransas County Archer County Atascosa County Austin County Bailey County Bandera County Bastrop County Baylor County Bee County Bell County Bexar County Blanco County Borden County Bosque County Bowie County Brazoria County Brazos County Brewster County Brooks County Brown County Burleson County Burnet County Caldwell County Calhoun County Callahan County Cameron County Camp County Cass County Castro County Chambers County Cherokee County Childress County Clay County Cochran County Coke County Coleman County Collin County Collingsworth County Colorado County Comal County Comanche County Concho County Cooke County Coryell County Cottle County Crane County Crockett County Culberson County Dallam County Dallas County Dawson County DeWitt County Deaf Smith County Denton County Dimmit County Duval County Eastland County Ector County Edwards County El Paso County Ellis County Erath County Falls County Fannin County Fayette County Fisher County Floyd County Foard County Fort Bend County Franklin County Freestone County Frio County Gaines County Galveston County Garza County Gillespie County Goliad County Gonzales County Gray County Grayson County Gregg County Grimes County Guadalupe County Hale County Hall County Hamilton County Hansford County Hardeman County Hardin County Harris County Harrison County Hartley County Haskell County Hays County Hemphill County Henderson County Hidalgo County Hill County Hockley County Hood County Hopkins County Houston County Howard County Hudspeth County Hunt County Hutchinson County Irion County Jackson County Jasper County Jefferson County Jim Hogg County Jim Wells County Johnson County Jones County Karnes County Kaufman County Kendall County Kerr County Kimble County Kinney County Kleberg County Knox County La Salle County Lamar County Lamb County Lampasas County Lavaca County Lee County Leon County Liberty County Limestone County Live Oak County Llano County Lubbock County Lynn County Madison County Marion County Martin County Mason County Matagorda County Maverick County McCulloch County McLennan County Medina County Menard County Midland County Milam County Mitchell County Montague County Montgomery County Moore County Morris County Nacogdoches County Navarro County Newton County Nolan County Nueces County Ochiltree County Oldham County Orange County Palo Pinto County Panola County Parker County Parmer County Pecos County Polk County Potter County Rains County Randall County Reagan County Real County Red River County Reeves County Refugio County Robertson County Rockwall County Runnels County Rusk County Sabine County San Augustine County San Jacinto County San Patricio County San Saba County Schleicher County Scurry County Shackelford County Shelby County Sherman County Smith County Somervell County Starr County Stephens County Stonewall County Sutton County Swisher County Tarrant County Taylor County Terry County Titus County Tom Green County Travis County Trinity County Tyler County Upshur County Upton County Uvalde County Val Verde County Van Zandt County Victoria County Walker County Waller County Ward County Washington County Webb County Wharton County Wheeler County Wichita County Wilbarger County Willacy County Williamson County Wilson County Winkler County Wise County Wood County Yoakum County Young County Zapata County Zavala County

What is Daycare?

Daycare is a service that supervises and cares for children too young to be left alone during periods when parents or guardians are unavailable due to work or other commitments. Daycare services are typically used for children too young to attend school or preschool, or for school-aged children that need supervision immediately before or after school hours.

Daycare services come in a variety of forms, including Daycare Centers operated by private businesses, non-profit and religious organizations, and government agencies, as well as Home Daycares run by individuals. While Daycare usually refers to the supervision and care of children, somewhat comparable services for elderly or disabled adults also exist, which are usually referred to as Adult Daycares.

All Daycare services are regulated extensively by state agencies. The regulation and licensing of Daycare services usually falls within a state's Human Services Department or the Office of Early Childhood. Regulations concerning Daycare services address staffing levels, the design and safety of physical spaces, accessibility, food, and programming. Background checks of all staff members are almost universally required.

Daycare Centers are operations that provide daycare in a setting other than a private home. They are typically larger and provide a classroom-style format that groups children by age. Most Daycare Centers offer structured programming, and many are accredited as providers of early learning programs. State regulations determine how many adult staff members are required per child, based on the children's age. Infants typically require at least one adult for every three infants. The ratio of children to adults increases with the children's age to a maximum of approximately ten children per adult staff members, though this varies by state. Daycare Centers are usually owned and operated by private businesses, non-profit organizations, or religious organizations. Government involvement in Daycare is usually limited to subsidizing Daycare costs for low-income families, though there are some examples of government owned and operated Daycare Centers.

Home Daycares are run by an individual and provide childcare in a home. The licensing requirements and regulations for Home Daycares differ somewhat from Daycare Centers. In addition to adult to children ratios, many states impose a total maximum number of children that can be cared for in a single home. Safety and design requirements also differ from Daycare Centers.