Meet & Greet: Texas Child Care Leadership Academy

virtual information session

Learn about the Texas Child Care Leadership Academy for owners, directors, and assistant directors. This nationally recognized training is free.

Centers must be located within the Workforce Solutions of Alamo, Capital Area, Central Texas, Heart of Texas, and Rural Capital Area.

  • Workforce Solutions Alamo Counties: Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Frio, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, McMullen, Medina, Wilson
  • Workforce Solutions Capital Area County: Travis
  • Workforce Solutions Central Texas Counties: Bell, Coryell, Hamilton, Lampasas, Milam, Mills, San Saba
  • Workforce Solutions Heart of Texas Counties: Bosque, Falls, Freestone, Hill, Limestone, McLennan
  • Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area Counties: Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee, Llano, Williamson

Step 1: Complete the Eligibility Form


eligibility form

Step 2: Register for one session


April 30, 2024

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Register for April 30


May 1, 2024

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Register for May 1

Program Details



  • Child Care Center Owners, Directors and Assistant Directors of Early Learning Programs located in the targeted Workforce Board Areas
  • Early Learning Program has a subsidy agreement with their local Workforce Development Board
  • Early Learning Program is not on adverse action with their local Workforce Development Board
  • Early Learning Program does not have more than 15 deficiencies at the time the training starts
  • Early Learning Program does not have a notice of freeze with the Texas Workforce Commission
  • Early Learning Program is not on corrective action with the Texas Health and Human Services Child Care Licensing


  • Interactive training sessions
  • Professional Learning Community virtual sessions
  • The Director’s Toolbox Management textbook series and instructional materials
  • Pre-Post administrations and analysis of the Early Childhood Work Environment Survey
  • Program Quality Improvement Plan and Mini Grant
  • Registration and hotel accommodations to attend Together4Children’s Voices of
    Empowerment Leadership Symposium
  • Attendance stipend (rules apply)
  • Mentor support

Texas Child Care Leadership Academy 

The Texas Child Care Leadership Academy is designed to increase administrators’ capacity to lead teams towards program excellence. You will be challenged to think differently as you engage in thought-provoking activities, in-depth discussions, and valuable peer interactions. Whether you’re a novice- or master-level center director, you’ll discover new ways to inspire a thriving work climate and promote teacher retention by using leadership skills to guide your program’s direction, achieve goals, build trust and create passion. For more information, contact Kathy Keller at or call 512-970-1904.



"It's been life changing. I feel educated and supported. The networking with other directors has been amazing. 

It's influenced my growth as a gatekeeper to quality. It's given me confidence and motivated me to influence our profession more."