Support SB 708 and HB 1682 to Keep Kids in Child Care Safe and Learning


Although over 1.1 million Texas children are enrolled in licensed child care, Texas lacks the necessary data to ensure they are in safe, supportive environments. SB 708 by Sen. Zaffirini and HB 1682 by Rep. Raney would direct HHSC to collect data on caregiver-child ratios and group size standards, as well as serious violations and injuries. The information will help state leaders assess whether current standards adequately protect safety and provide support to enrolled children.