Day Care Centers are licensed by Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) which also issues all the regulations Day Care Centers must comply with, called the "minimum standards".
Minimum standards are the standards ALL licensed day care centers must meet by law. The standards cover all aspects of the operations, from ratios of teachers/care-givers to children, type of equipment to be used, background checks, food to be served, training required and many other things. DFPS also inspects the Centers to make sure they are complying with the regulations and they are always surprise inspections. The inspection can also be triggered by a complaint or deficiency noted.
All inspection results are published by the state on the DFPS web site, and it is a good idea to check the inspection history of a center you are considering, where you can see their compliance history, the type of issues they are having and the severity of the issues.
The Village ELC is a Texas Rising Star Certified daycare, which means it goes above and beyond the minimum requirements everyone has to comply with. Rising Star Certification requires additional training and inspections and imposes higher standards on the care givers and facilities. A new shiny building is not what meets a higher standard, but the training of teachers and resources in the center do. Come see all that our center has to offer.