What is Child Care Services (CCS)?

What is Child Care Services (CCS)?

Workforce Solutions Alamo (WSA) Child Care Services (CCS) provides subsidized childcare assistance to eligible families throughout the Alamo Region. Counties included in the Alamo Region are Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Frio, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Kendall, Kerr, Karnes, McMullen, Medina, and Wilson.

Enrollment in the child care program is subject to the availability of funds. Because the need for childcare services is great in our community, when enrollment into the program is not immediately available, we ask eligible families to complete a Waitlist Application form to be added to the Waitlist. At any time, families may call our office to check on the status of enrollment.

Intake into the CCS Program is open.

CCS provides child care financial assistance for families eligible for Federal and State Child Care Subsidies. Those eligible for child care assistance include:

  • Families who are receiving Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF),
  • Families who have recently stopped receiving TANF benefits because of earned income,
  • Families with low incomes who need help paying for child care so they can continue to work or attend school,
  • Teen parents who need child care to attend school
  • Families with low incomes who have children with disabilities, and
  • Families who meet the definition of experiencing homelessness

Families who receive CCS assistance are required to pay a portion of their cost of care, with the exception of those families who are participating in Choices or who are in Choices child care, families who are participating in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and Training (SNAP E&T) services or who are in SNAP E&T child care, families of a child receiving child care for children experiencing homelessness, and families who have children who are receiving protective services child care unless the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) assesses the parent share of cost. The families’ share of cost will be based on a Sliding Fee Scale based on gross monthly income and family size.

State and federal funding allocated by the Texas Workforce Commission to Workforce Solutions Alamo allows you to select a child care provider who will meet your needs and provide the best care available for your children. CCS can offer you a variety of options for child care. Care may be provided by a provider that is licensed or registered through the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) Child Care Licensing division, or by a relative of the child. For more information see page: ‘Where Can My Child Go’.