National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

1313 L Street NW, Suite 500
Washington DC 20005

NAEYC is dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth to age 8. NAEYC has established a system of accreditation for programs committed to meeting national standards of quality.

Texas Health and Human Services Child Care Regulation

4900 N. Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78751-2316

  • Regulates all child care operations and child-placing agencies to protect the health, safety, and well-being of children in care, largely by reducing the risk of injury, abuse, and communicable disease
  • Establishes and monitors operations and agencies for compliance with minimum standards of care.
  • Informs parents and the public about child care and about the histories of specific homes, child-care operations, and child-placing operations in complying with minimum standards of care.
  • Provides technical assistance to providers on meeting minimum standards of care.

2-1-1 Texas

Call 211 or go to United Way Austin

211 Texas delivers efficient access to the most appropriate sources of help and information. Anywhere in Texas, anyone can call 211 for free information and referrals to health and human service agencies, nonprofit and faith-based organizations, disaster relief resources, and volunteer opportunities. The 211 helpline in Central Texas maintains a comprehensive community resource database of services providing assistance with health care, employment, educational, legal, housing, counseling, and transportation needs, and much more.