Child Care Services

Workforce Solutions Capital Area Child Care Services provides resources for children, families, and child care providers.

COVID-19 Resources for Child Care
For Parents
For Providers
Additional Resources

Workforce Solutions Capital Area
Child Care Services

9001 N IH 35
Suite 110C
Austin, TX 78753
Phone: 512.597.7191
Fax: 512.597.7192
Our phone system is automated and will prompt you to the appropriate staff.

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Child Care & Early Learning COVID-19 Information

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Child Care for Essential Workers

Good news! Workforce Solutions Capital Area currently has funding available for Essential Workers to provide scholarships for child care services. This funding is available for families that live in the City of Austin Full Purpose district. Check this map to see if your current address is in the Full Purpose district and potentially be eligible for this funding.

We are excited to serve Essential Workers in the following categories:

  • Childcare Industry (teachers, caregivers, etc.)
  • Education (teachers, support staff, bus drivers, etc.)
  • Pharmacy and Healthcare Workers First Responders
  • Critical Infrastructure (Grocery, Utilities, Trucking, etc.)
  • Other Infrastructure Workers (State and Local Government, Mail/Deliver Services, Banking, Gas Stations, Military, Restaurant and other Food Delivery, etc.)

Maximum Gross (Pre-Tax) Income to participate:

Household Size Maximum Yearly Income
2 $63,300
3 $71,200
4 $79,100
5 $85,450
6 $91,800
7 $98,100
8 $104,450

Click here to complete the Interest Form for Essential Worker Childcare! 

Once you complete the interest form, our Childcare Services team will be reaching out when we are able to proceed with collecting the enrollment form and other necessary documentation (pay check stubs, proof of residency, etc.). If you have any questions, please call our office at 512.597.7191.

Child Care for Service Industry Workers

Good news! Workforce Solutions Capital Area currently has funding available for Essential Workers in the service industry to provide scholarships for child care services. You could qualify for 12 months of child care eligibility!

We are excited to serve Essential Workers in the following categories:

  • Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation (such as actors, amusement and recreation attendants, fitness trainers, musicians and singers, etc.)
  • Accommodation and Food Service (such as hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks, waiters and waitresses, food preparation, chefs, etc.)
  • Retail Trade (such as cashiers, customer service representative, retail sales workers, stock clerks, etc.)

Maximum Gross (Pre-Tax) Income to participate:

Household Size Maximum Yearly Income
2 $43,549
3 $53,796
4 $64,043
5 $74,290
6 $84,537
7 $86,458
8 $88,380

Click here to complete the application for Service Industry Recovery childcare.

For Parents

Choosing child care is one of the most important decisions for a parent to make.

Learn more about applying for child care, choosing a provider, and parenting classes.

For Providers

Any licensed or registered provider of child care services in Austin/Travis County may apply to have a provider agreement with Workforce Solutions Capital Area Child Care Services.

Helpful Child Care Resources

Online resources for children, families, and child care providers:

Parents
Child Care Providers - Professional Development and Training
Federal Agencies
State Agencies
Advocates/ Public Policy
  • Children’s Defense Fund – A private non-profit organization that aims to educate the nation about the needs of children and encourages preventive investment before they get sick or into trouble, drop out of school, or suffer family breakdown.
  • Child Care Law Center – Utilizes legal tools to foster the development of high quality, affordable child care for every child, parent and community.

Contact Us

If you need an immediate response, please call or visit one of our three Career Centers directly.

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