General Program Information
COVID-19 Child Care Services Update
Workforce Solutions Cameron is dedicated in providing you the best service possible during this public health situation. As of Monday, March 23, 2020, Child Care Services (CCS) Staff are available to serve you via phone and email. We understand you may have questions regarding your child care services and we will do our best to keep you informed.
Below are changes made to the Child Care Services program as a result to COVID-19:
Effective March 1, 2020, absences and non-swipes will not count and will not impact eligibility.
Parent Share of Cost
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has approved a Parent Share of Cost relief. As of April 1, 2020, parent share of cost is being waived for all families. TWC will continue to assess the ongoing need on a monthly basis. Parents will be notified when the wavier ends.
If you have a redetermination coming up and are having trouble collecting all necessary paperwork or having trouble meeting program requirements, please contact us to see what options are available to you.
Voluntary Withdrawal / Suspension
If you have made the decision you will not return your child(ren) to services, even after this public health situation, or just want to suspend care for the time being, please contact CCS.
COVID-19 Frontline Essential Worker Child Care
- If you are an essential worker and in need of child care services to continue working, please click here for more information
- COVID-19 Essential Workers:
- Pharmacy and health care workers
- First responders
- Critical local and state government staff
- Mail and delivery service staff
- Nursing home, child care, home health care, and other direct care providers
- Grocery store staff
- Gas station staff
- Bank staff
- Restaurant (with drive-through and delivery) staff
- Military personnel
Implementation of Waitlist
Workforce Solutions Cameron has implemented a waitlist and currently not enrolling new families. Parents who are placed on the waitlist will be notified by Child Care Services, according to established priority groups and once space becomes available.
Parents who wish to remain on the waitlist must contact us every 60 calendar days to ensure contact information is up-to-date. Failure to notify us will result in being removed from the waitlist and parents will be required to re-apply.
Note: Individuals whose care was terminated due to excessive unexplained absences or unpaid parent share of cost cannot be placed on the waitlist before complying with a mandatory 60 calendar day waiting period.
Please note Workforce Solutions Cameron will be working with parents who have applied for our waitlist. Parents who are currently on the waitlist must contact the Child Care offices to update their information and to confirm their continued interest in Child Care Services.
We are aware of the high demand for childcare and are trying to meet this need within the parameters placed by TWC.
Child Care Services helps income-eligible families find and pay for child care.
To see if you qualify, click on the link below.