Child Care Management Services (CCMS) is a program managed by Child Care Associates through a contract with the Workforce Development Board. CCMS provides subsidized child care to families in Tarrant County, Texas

Parents who are striving to become self-sufficient often need assistance so their children can receive quality child care while they are working or attending school. Most parents who receive CCMS assistance are required to contribute a portion of the child care fees based on a percentage of income.

CCMS offers several options for families to choose from when selecting a child care provider to meet their needs:

  • Regulated, Self-Arranged Child Care (licensed or registerd through DFPS): This includes licensed child care centers, registered child care homes, licensed child care homes and Texas Rising Star providers.

  • Unregulated, Self-Arrange Child Care (care provided by an eligible relative): This includes a grandparent or great-grandparent of the eligible child; an aunt or uncle or sibling of the eligible child if they are 18 years or older and meet all requirements.

  • Texas Rising Star Child Care Providers (regulated child care providers that voluntarily go above and beyond the minimum state licensing standards): They offer enhanced services such as smaller child/staff ratios, defined activities and schedules, directors with credentials, caregivers with specialized training, monitored more frequently and provide opportunities for parent involvement.


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Parents may be eligible to receive child care assistance if they meet one of the following criteria:

A. If you work, attend school or a training program at least 25 hours per week and are income eligible;
B. if you are a teen parent from income eligible families who needs to complete school; or
C. if you are income eligible parents who have children with disabilities.

CCMS maintains a Wait List when all available slots are filled. As slots become available, eligible parents are contacted.


The Tarrant County CCMS office is located at:

305 NE Loop 820, Tower 1, Suite 600
Hurst, Texas 76053
PHONE: 817.831.0374 / FAX: 817.831.6056


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