This indicator includes all non-military childcare centers licensed by the Child Care Licensing (CCL) division of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS). To be accredited, a childcare center must hold one or more accreditations recognized by the Texas Workforce Commission. The recognized Texas-specific (1) and national (2-8) accrediting bodies are: 1) Texas Rising Star (WSA), 2) National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), 3) National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA), 4) National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Program, 5) Association of Christian Schools International, 6) National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC), 7) Council of Accreditation (formerly the National After School Association), and 8) AdvancED Quality Early Learning Schools (QELS). Included centers must serve children in the infant and/or toddler age group. Excludes (Early) Head Start Centers and Public Pre-K programs.
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