The City of North Richland Hills inspects child care centers and after-school programs. Foster home inspections are also performed upon request. City staff conducts health and safety inspections based on the Texas Minimum Standard Rules for Licensed Child Care Centers. These inspections are performed routinely and on a complaint basis. Persons who work in child care facilities must have a Child Care Worker's Card.
Separate food service inspections are conducted for child care centers that prepare and/or serve meals on site. Persons who work in child care kitchens preparing meals and handling food extensively must obtain a Food Handler Card. The person in charge of the child care kitchen that is responsible for supervising food preparation and services must have a valid Certified Food Manager certification approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services.