The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has begun phasing out the emergency program to subsidize childcare for Texas’ essential workers. This move comes the day after Gov. Greg Abbott announced that child care providers across the state could reopen. Below is information for parents like you to know about the move.
Parent fees resume effective June 1, 2020. Parent fees are due the first business day of the month. If you are having difficulty paying your parent fee please request a reduction by contacting us at 512.549.4967, option 5, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
All children able to resume child care: If you are ready to take your children back to care and your provider no longer has room, you are able to transfer to another provider. Please see Child Care Availability below to locate a new provider. You can request a transfer by contacting us at 512.549.4967, option 5, or by email at email@example.com
If your child will not be attending child care for an extended period of time, please request a suspension by contacting us at 512.549.4967, option 5, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you suspend care, there is no guarantee your child will be able to attend the same center when you are ready to return. At redetermination, children must be attending child care to be considered for eligibility.
Child Care availability
If you are having difficulty locating a child care provider with availability, please visit https://frontlinechildcare.texas.gov/frontline-employee.html. This site is updated frequently to show open providers and their availability by age.
Absences/Non-Record of Attendance
Effective March 1, 2020, and until further notice, absences and non-record of attendance will not count toward children’s 40-day absence count. You will be notified when absences/non-record of attendance counts resume.
If you have a Redetermination coming due soon, you will be contacted to discuss your scenario and advise you when a Redetermination packet will be sent for you to complete.
If you are experiencing a loss of employment/income
Workforce Solutions can assist you in finding new work or training for a higher-skilled role in related industries. Workforce Solutions provides an array of services and programs that are designed with career development at every stage of your workforce journey, including upskilling opportunities with local training providers. Workforce Solutions can also provide information on unemployment benefits from TWC.
To learn more, call us at 512.549.4967.
As Austin's employers contact us with immediate job openings throughout our region, we are posting them to our Jobs Now! tool, to connect you to opportunities.
Return from Activity Interruptions
If you are currently on an Activity Interruption and coming up on your last day of care, please submit documentation showing you have resumed education, work or training. If you need help finding work, please contact us for assistance.
If you have not been able to resume, please contact us to discuss your scenario and determine how best to proceed with your child care at this time.
Voluntary Withdraw of Services
If you have made the decision your children will not return to services even after this public health situation, please advise us of the children that you wish to discontinue and your child’s last date of care.
Essential Workers Child Care
Enrollment Forms received on or before May 20, 2020 will be processed. If you are interested in eligibility for the Child Care Services Program, visit our Child Care Services page.
To learn more about assistance available from Workforce Solutions Capital Area, visit our website
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