Child Care Now
Enrollment for essential workers child care financial aid is closed. Visit www.wrksolutions.com to see if you qualify for other financial aid programs available through Workforce Solutions. For information on quality child care options in the Houston and Gulf Coast region, please visit www.findchildcarenow.org.
FIND Child Care now is your solution to LOCATING child care
If you are an essential worker in need of child care, we are here to assist you and ease the burden. Collaborative for Children and Workforce Solutions, in partnership with the City of Houston, Harris County and other community partners, will match you with high-quality child care that best suits your family's needs. And, you can apply for financial assistance to offset child care expenses from Workforce Solutions.
WE HAVE THREE ASSISTANCE OPTIONS FOR ESSENTIAL WORKERS WHO:
- Need child care now.
- Need child care now and financial assistance.
- Already have child care but need financial assistance.
WHO IS AN ESSENTIAL WORKER:
You can read the definition and list of essential workers here.
COUNTIES COVERED FOR ASSISTANCE:
Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Walker, Waller, and Wharton.
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Child Care Now registration is available 24/7. Early childhood and financial aid specialists will be available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.
If you, or anyone in your household, have tested positive for COVID-19, have a case "under investigation," or have been determined presumptively positive and asked to quarantine, DO NOT APPLY for child care services and follow the advice of health care professionals.
We look forward to assisting you and your family.
Thank you to our partners for working with us on this important resource.