Choosing Child Care

This part of our Web site is designed to help you find child care in Austin. In addition to the University of Texas Child Development Centers, Austin has many highly respected programs that can meet a vast array of needs, such as part-time care, care for school-age children, care in a variety of Austin neighborhoods, in-home care provided by baby sitters and nannies, and programs that provide religious instruction. This site offers suggestions for locating and evaluating programs that will meet your needs.

Getting Started

Choosing between day homes and center care

The first step of finding child care is determining what type of care is best for your family. To get started, decide which of the following options is right for you.

Finding your options

After you have decided what type of program you want to look at, visit your state’s child care licensing Web site. In Texas this is the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS), Child Care Licensing Division (CCL). Take the following steps using the Web site: