Child Care & Early Learning COVID-19 Information
Update – March 24, 2020
Attention Child Care Providers and Parents
WFSCB continues to receive child care updates from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) during this public health crisis. This update contains information regarding the impact of absences during the COVID-19 Pandemic on children’s regular attendance; when a child’s active referral payment rate should change from a “blended” rate to a “full-time” rate; what should happen if a parent is unable to pay their parent share of cost (PSC) fee; and discontinuation of provider payments.
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Update – March 17, 2020
Many families and child care programs that participate in the Texas Workforce Commission’s (TWC) subsidized child care program have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. On Tuesday, March 17, 2020, TWC’s three-member Commission approved the following actions to mitigate the impact:
- Effective March 1, 2020, children may accrue absences without impacting ongoing eligibility for services or provider reimbursements. TWC will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and make a future determination on when this absence policy will conclude. Providers will continue to be paid, if children are absent, or if the provider is temporarily closed due to COVID-19.
- Workforce development boards are authorized to make supplemental payments to child care programs to cover lost parent share of cost payments. TWC will issue further guidance on calculating supplemental payments.
We are closely following the states guidelines and posting information on all social media platforms and on our website as it becomes available. Please Like, Follow and Share Posts and Subscribe to the WFSCB E-Mail List to stay informed.
Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend (WFSCB) receives funding from the Texas Workforce Commission to provide subsidized child care services for low-income families within its 11-County region (Aransas, Bee, Brooks, Duval, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Live Oak, Nueces, Refugio, and San Patricio counties). This funding makes it possible for parents to maintain jobs or attend school or participate in training activities which enable them to enhance their quality of life and the lives of their children.
This program provides support to families in our communities who are working towards improving their quality of life. This program builds the workforce of the future by developing the skills of children ages
0 – 12, preventing circumstances leading to abuse, and promoting health and safety.
For more information, please contact us at 361-882-7491 ext. 1932 or email@example.com.
Enrollment for Child Care Services
Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend enrolls customers from its Wait List. Customers who need full-time child care services may complete a Child Care Wait List Application to have their name and contact information added to the Wait List.
As funds become available, customers on the Wait List will be contacted by Child Care staff and asked to submit the appropriate documents to determine their eligibility status.
Click Below To Download the Child Care Wait List Application (complete form, save the file and then email to firstname.lastname@example.org). and view the Documentation Checklist (list of required documents).
Looking For Child Care Financial Assistance?
Parents participating in the Child Care Services Program receive financial assistance to help pay for their children to attend a State licensed child care center, licensed child care home, or a listed relative child care provider. Child care services may be provided for children ranging in age from “0” to “12”.
Studies consistently show that children who receive quality care at an early age perform better overall. Moreover, parents who know their children are well-cared for are more focused and productive on the job.
To qualify, you should meet the following requirements:
- Single-parent families must be working/training at least 25 hours per week
- Two-parent families must be working/training at least 50 hours per week
To be eligible, families must be below the following gross income limits:
|Maximum Gross Income Eligibility for Child
Care Services – Effective October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020
To help process your request more quickly, please bring the following on your first visit:
If Employed: At least 6 of your most recent pay stubs or self-employment records (last 3 months).
In in School/Training: Current school schedule or proof of enrollment.
Records of Other Sources of Income: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and Child Support.
Documentation of Citizenship and Age: Birth Certificates or Medicaid.
Attention Child Care Providers and Parents WFSCB continues to receive child care updates from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) during this public health crisis. Listed below is information regarding the impact of absences during the COVID-19 Pandemic on children’s...read more