El Paso del Norte Region

Parent Resources

Texas Child Care Solutions-online parent website
Developed by the Texas Workforce Commission https://texaschildcaresolutions.org, the purpose of Texas Child Care Solutions is to provide parents access to accurate and consistent information to assist them in making informed choices to meet their child care needs.  

Department of Family and Protective Services Chlid Care Licensing ( DFPS):
Child Care Licensing (CCL) protects the healthy, safety, and well-being of children who attend or live in regulated child-care operations and homes. They developes   minimum standards for regulated operations and homes as well as policies and procedures for making sure those minimum standards are followed. CCL provide technical assistance, training, and consultation  to child-care providers, and educated the public on selecting and improving child care services. www.dfps.state.tx.us

Child Protective Services (CPS) responsibilities include:                                                           
  •        Helping children get adopted.                                                                          
 Texas law says anyone who thinks a child, or person 65 years or older, or an adult with disabilities is being abused, neglected, or exploited must report it to DFPS. A person who reports abuse in good faith is immune from civil or criminal liability. DFPS keeps the name of the person making the report confidential. Anyone who does not report suspected abuse can be held liable for a misdemeanor or felony. Time frames for investigating reports are based on the severity of the allegations. Reporting suspected abuse makes it possible for a family to get help.  To report:
By Phone: 1-800-252-5400
Online: Texas Abuse Hotline External Link
The Abuse Hotline is toll-free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, nationwide, or report DFPS secure website. DFPS cannot accept email reports of suspected abuse or neglect. 


Parenting Class Information:
Army Community Service Family Advocacy Program For Military Families 2494 Ricker Rd. West Fort Bliss, TX (915) 568-9129 http://www.blissmwr.com/fap/AVANCE - El Paso 616 N. Virginia Ste. B El Paso, TX 79902 (915) 351-2419 http://www.avance-elpaso.org/#!pcep/c15um
University Medical Center of El Paso Women’s Health and Prenatal Service (915) 532-5454 http://www.umcelpaso.org/webshell/umcep.nsf/SiteMap/DD499686E34C541187256F250058923F?OpenDocument
YWCA El Paso del Norte Region Children Cope with Divorce 1600 Brown St. (915) 577-2530 ext. 468 http://www.ywcaelpaso.org/site/c.ctJOL5NTJrL8H/b.8270315/k.6828/Children_Cope_With_Div orce.htm
Online Resources
The Center for Parenting Education http://centerforparentingeducation.org/online-workshops/
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services http://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Child_Care/Information_for_Parents/online-training.asp 
Child Crisis Center of El Paso 2100 N Stevens St. (915) 562-7955 http://www.childcrisiselp.org/step-parenting-programs/

Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
Texas Families with uninsured children may be eligible for health insurance through Children’s Medicaid and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program). Both programs provide a wide range of benefits, including regular check-ups, prescription drugs, eye exams, glasses, and dental care to keep kids healthy.  CHIP prenatal coverage, provides health services for unborn children of women who qualify.Applications for CHIP/ Children’s Medicaid are available by calling toll-free 1-877-KIDS-NOW*, through the CHIP website at www.chipmedicaid.org or at our CCR&R office located at 1600 N. Brown, El Paso.

Earned Income Credit
 You may qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit, or EITC, if you worked last year, but did not earn a lot of money.   EITC is a refundable tax credit meaning you could qualify for a tax refund even if you did not have federal income tax withheld.   If you qualify, the amount of your EITC will depend on whether you have children, the number of children you have, and the amount of your wages and income last year. For more information or to see if you qualify, go to www.irs.gov/eitc or call 1–800–829–3676.


Helpful Links
Child Care:
www.childcareaware.org                                                  www.childwelfare.gov                                                         www.elpasoeci.org
www.zerotothree.org                                                         www.parentsaction.org/
www.childcrisiselp.org                                                      www.helpandhope.org/
www.familiesandworkinst.org                                            www.kidshealth.org
www.childcareaware.org/en/subscriptions/dailyparent       www.apa.org/act/


Referral Network of Texas:   
2-1-1: Get Connected. Get Answers:   www.211.org
Area School Districts:
Region 19:www.esc19hs.net
Child Care Training:   


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