The following Standards of Care have been adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Flower Mound, Texas, to comply with Chapter 42 of the Texas Human Resources Code, specifically Section 42.041(b)(14) regarding an exemption for the Town of Flower Mound’s Youth Programs, as defined herein. These Standards of Care are intended to be minimum standards by which the Town of Flower Mound Parks and Recreation Department will operate the Town's Youth Programs. The Youth Programs are recreational in nature and are not child-care facilities or day care programs.
An elementary-age (ages 5-13) recreation program operated by municipality provided the governing body of the municipality annually adopts standards of care by ordinance after a public hearing for such programs, that such standards are provided to the parents of each program participant, and that the ordinances shall include, at a minimum, staffing ratios, minimum staff qualifications, minimum facility, health and safety standards, and mechanisms for monitoring and enforcing the adopted local standards; and further provided that parents be informed that the program is not licensed by the state and the program may not be advertised as a child-care facility.
The Standards of Care are intended to be minimum standards by which the Town of Flower Mound will operate the Town's Youth Camps and Programs. The camps and programs operated by the Town are recreational in nature and are not licensed by the state of Texas as certified day care programs. The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services has issued an exemption determination certificate to the Town of Flower Mound.