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Qualifications for Texas Childcare Center Employees and Caregivers

Minimum Qualifications for Texas Childcare Center Employees

Qualifications for Texas Childcare Center Employees and Caregivers

Minimum Qualifications for Texas Childcare Center Employees & Caregivers


To work in a childcare center in Texas, each employee must meet the following basic requirements:


  1. Background Checks:

  2. Tuberculosis Examination:

    • Employees must have a current record showing they are free of contagious TB, if required by the Texas Department of State Health Services or local health authority.

  3. Employment Affidavit:

    • Employees must complete a notarized Licensing Affidavit for Applicants for Employment form as specified in the Human Resources Code, §42.059.


Additional Qualifications for Caregivers

In addition to the general employee requirements, caregivers must meet the following qualifications:


  1. Age Requirement:

    • Caregivers must be at least 18 years old.

  2. Educational Requirement:

    • Caregivers must have one of the following:

      • A high school diploma

      • A high school equivalent

      • A high school certificate of coursework completion as defined in the Texas Education Code, §28.025(d)


Importance of Caregiver Qualifications

Research shows that the caregiver-child relationship is crucial for a child's experience in care. Caregivers chosen for their knowledge of child development and their ability to respond to children's needs help create a healthy and safe childcare environment.


By adhering to these qualifications, childcare centers can ensure they hire competent and reliable staff, providing a nurturing environment that promotes the well-being and development of the children in their care.


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Disclaimer: The information in this article is for general informational purposes only and may not reflect the most current regulations. Child care and daycare center regulations vary by state and can change frequently. Always consult your state's official regulatory bodies for the most up-to-date and accurate information. We are not liable for any inaccuracies, errors, or omissions in the information provided. Use this article at your own risk.

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