Child Care & Early Learning COVID-19 Information
Update – May 20, 2020
Attention Child Care Providers and Parents
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) will begin phasing out the emergency program to subsidize child care for Texas’ essential workers. In March, TWC Commissioners authorized $200 million to local Workforce Development Boards to subsidize three months of child care for essential workers, and to support the higher costs of child care during COVID-19 as a result of the smaller class sizes. This effort was intended to help ensure that essential workers who hadn’t planned for child care during public school closures had access to this critical support service to ensure that they could continue to work and support the COVID-19 recovery needs.
As Texas’ economy begins to re-open, TWC will begin phasing out COVID-19 Essential Worker Child Care Services effective immediately.
Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend (WFSCB) encourages customers who need full-time child care services to complete a Wait List Application for Child Care Services listing their name and contact information and be placed on the waitlist. As funds become available, customers on the waitlist will be contacted and informed of the enrollment process to determine their eligibility to receive child care services.
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
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.