Office of Community Care

Office of Community Care

​Child Care Services

Child Care Assistance, which is a component of the Child Care Services program, is designed to assist the "working poor" or full-time students with the cost of child care for a maximum of one (1) year. This program handles child care subsidies for income eligible parent(s). In addition, child care information, referrals, and workshops for parents/providers are offered. The Adolescent Parent Program component of Child Care Services seeks to provide quality child care for children of adolescent parents who are 
full-time students. Information is available by calling program staff at 
214-670-8258. The facsimile number is 214-670-0335.

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Child Care Facility

To legally operate a Child Care Facility (see Day Homes below) within a residential area, a Specific Use Permit (SUP) is required. A complete zoning application must be submitted to:

Current Planning Division
City Hall, Room 5BN 
1500 Marilla
Dallas, Texas 75201

For questions related to zoning applications, call the Department of Planning and Development at 214-670-4209, Monday through Friday, between 8 A.M. and 5 P.M.

Child Care Licensing

To apply for a child care license, call the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services at 214-951-7902.

Child Discipline and Behavioral Problems

For help with child discipline and behavioral problems, contact one of the following services:

Dallas Police Department
First Offender Program

Lemmon Avenue Bridge
214-826-LINK; I and R, (Information and Referral), 

Family Guidance Center

Salesmanship Club


Promise House

Casa de los Amigos

Contact 972-233-TEEN (8336)

Juvenile Welfare