Childcare Licensure

Southside Youth Senter is now a licensed Childcare Facility through the Texas Health and Human Services Department

The mission of Child Care Licensing is to protect children through regulation and education.

Child Care Licensing responsibilities include:

  • Regulating all child-care operations and child-placing agencies to protect the health, safety, and well-being of children in care.
  • Permitting and monitoring operations and agencies for compliance with state licensing standardsrules and laws.
  • Investigating complaints alleging violations of minimum standards and reports of abuse or neglect in daycare and residential childcare operations.
  • Informing parents and the public about child care, including how specific daycare and residential childcare operations are complying with minimum standards of care.
  • Giving child-care providers technical assistance on meeting licensing standards, rules, and laws.