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  • Workforce Solutions CCS assists qualified low to moderate income families with the tuition cost of child care.
  • The gross earned income is used in the determination of income, as well as all other sources of income with few exceptions.
  • Each adult in the household must be working and/or in school/training or a combination of these an average of 30 hours each week over a four-week period. If participating in school/training activities the adult must make successful completion towards completion of the degree, license or certification each semester, which is defined as either passing (grade of C or above) or a 2.0 grade point average for each class depending on the grading system used by the educational institution.

    Household must be within income guidelines. Gross earnings reported will be matched to the wage earnings submitted by employers to the UI Wage Earning System at the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). Information provided may be matched with other state and federal agencies.

    Household members must reside within the Rural Capital counties: Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee, Llano or Williamson.

    Parents must participate with the Attorney General's office for child support and/or paternity, if applicable.

    Each self employed adult must have an employer identification number (EIN) and provide 3 consecutive months of revenue and expense documentation.
  • Parents are assessed a portion of the tuition cost of the child care based upon the total gross monthly income and the number of children receiving care.  The parent share of the child care must be paid to the child care provider on the 1st of each month.  Failure for non-payment of the parent cost of care may result in the ending of the child care tuition assistance.
  • Parents receive a listing of child care providers who have a Memorandum of Understanding with Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area CCS.  Parents are given a checklist and encouraged to visit the child care facilities before making this very important decision.
  • Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area CCS maintains a waitlist for services.  An application for services must be submitted for pre-screening with the basic requirements met based on the information provided on the application.  Applicants are informed of the status of their application and are required to maintain current contact information. Applicants are served on a first in, first served basis.

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  • Workforce Solutions CCS assists qualified low to moderate income families with the tuition cost of child care.  CCS also provides technical assistance in early child care and education and trainings to child care providers who participate with the CCS through a Memorandum of Understanding. 
  • Child care providers must be licensed or registered with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and be in good standing with the department.  Qualified child care relative providers must be listed with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services if care is to be provided in the relative’s home.  Qualified child care relative providers must not be listed on the Texas Sex Offender Registry.
  • Upon receipt of a correct invoice, child care providers are generally paid within 7 – 10 days.  Licensed and registered child care providers have the option to submit an invoice twice a month or one time a month for the services rendered.  Relative child care providers may submit an invoice only once a month after services have been rendered.
  • All providers will receive their payment via direct deposit into their bank account.
  • Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area CCS provides regular trainings on a range of early child care and education subjects.  The training opportunities are mailed to child care providers in the Rural Capital service delivery area with information on how to register for the trainings.  The number of participants from one facility is limited in order to provide the trainings to a number of child care facilities.
  • Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area CCS is available to assist participating child care providers with observation of classroom arrangement, transition times, interactions with children and teachers, etc. in order to offer suggestions on modifications that allow the child(ren) to have a more positive experience in the child care setting.
  • Texas Rising Star is a voluntary program where licensed or registered child care providers, participating with the CCS program, maintain higher standards, such as training hours, lower staff/child ratio, monitoring visits, etc., than what is demanded in minimum standards.  Texas Rising Star providers receive recognition of their certification as a Texas Rising Star provider and may receive a higher reimbursement rate and additional paid holidays.  

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