Texas Department of Family and Protective Services


The Texas Department of Family & Protective Services, (TDFPS), is the agency that licenses and makes certain Laurel Heights Weekday School remains in compliance with the Minimum Standards for Child-Care Centers. A copy of the Minimum Standards is available for review in the school office. You may also view the Minimum Standards online on the TDFPS website: http://www.dfps.state.tx.us

As stated on the TDFPS website, under Texas Childcare Licensing (CLL):
Child Care Licensing responsibilities include:

  • 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 licensing standards, rules, and law.
  • Informs parents and the public about child care and about the histories of specific homes, child-care operations, and child-placing agencies in complying with minimum standards of care.
  • Provides technical assistance to providers on meeting licensing standards, rules, and law.