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Looking for child care?

Choosing child care is one of the most important decisions you’ll make as a parent. We can help. Our free online search tool lists all licensed child care providers in the Greater Houston area.

Collaborative for Children’s child care resource service is a FREE online database of child care providers in 13 counties of the Greater Houston area. For each provider, you’ll find information such as hours of operation, licensing, ratios, accreditation, subsidy acceptance, languages spoken and special needs capabilities. We also report quality information such as National AccreditationTexas Rising Star certification and ratings on our own scale of quality indicators.


  • Free and easy to use
  • Accessible by desktop, tablet or mobile
  • Information you need, when you need it
  • No registration required


  • Search by address, ZIP code or provider name
  • Filter results by services offered or by quality
  • Zoom map results for street-level or regional results


  • Compare details of up to three providers side-by-side
  • Read detailed information on services offered
  • Find information on the quality of care offered
  • Print or email your results