Workforce Solutions Cameron through Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) purchases child care delivery services for eligible families. This program helps parents who are striving to become self-sufficient by giving them more choices in child care arrangements, as well as helping them find qualified caregivers. The system benefits families, providers and communities with the assistance of subsidies to help pay for those services.. It gives:
• Families who are eligible for TWC subsidies have more child-care arrangements to choose from
• Providers have opportunities to care for WFS-subsidized children
• Parents and communities have simple access to TWC child care services as all services are coordinated through a single agency in each County area.
Facts for Parents on Child Care Management Services.
What is WFS-CCM?
Workforce Solutions Cameron Child Care Management Services (WFS-CCM) helps families find and afford quality child care for families that are working, training or going to school. CCM is funded by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) and managed by 28 board contractors across the state.
Who Can Use WFS-CCM?
Anyone who qualifies for TWC-paid child care can use WFS-CCM. Parents who need help paying for child care so they can go to work, school or vocational training programs may be eligible, including:
• Parents receiving Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF);
• Working parents who have recently stopped receiving TANF; and
• Low-income working parents who need help paying for child care so they can keep working.
Where Do I Start?
If you need child care and think you are eligible, contact the WFS-CCM agency in your area. A WFS-CCM worker will help you find out if you qualify and if funding is available to pay for your child's care. If you are receiving TANF and are eligible for child care, your caseworker may refer you to WFS-CCM.
How Can WFS-CCM Help Me?
WFS-CCM has a computer list of licensed child care facilities and registered family homes in your area that you chose from that have signed agreements to provide TWC paid child care. The computer list includes detailed information about the child care providers, including locations, hours, fees, ages of children accepted, and special services that they may offer. A WFS-CCM client services worker will ask you questions about yourself and your child, such as where you live and work, your child's age, the hours your child will need care, whether your child will need transportation or any special services, and whether you prefer a child care center or a family home. The worker will enter that information on a computer and give you a list of child care providers in your area who meet your family's needs. We recommend that the parent visit the daycare of their choice to ensure that they meet the quality standards and atmosphere that will benefit their child.