Childcare Search 2-1-1
Will help you find child care centers in your area.

Midtown YMCA
 609 S. Carolina

Before and after school care for 14 months and over. They have a Head Start program. They pick up at most every school in town. Sliding scale fee.  Scholarship rates are available.

Buckner Children & Family

After school care. Will pick up from Whittier and Lee. 
$20 a child per week
$35 per 2 children 
$45 per 3 children
$50 per 4 children


State licensed after-school program that operates between 3pm to 6pm in different Amarillo area elementary schools. The following schools are participating in the program:
            Carver Academy
            Carver ECA
            Paramount Terrace
            South Georgia
            Western Plateau

Child Care Management Systems

This is a place where a person can get reduced fees for child care. The parent must be working or going to school. They can take a phone interview to see if the family will qualify. This place works with many daycare centers in the community. Must work 25 hours a week or take 9 credit hours of school to qualify.

Center City Child Care
Family Support Services   Hot Line: 800-749-9026

They work on a sliding scale. Take children 6 weeks to 12 years and also have a head start program. 
Open 6:30am - 6:30pm, Monday - Friday

Children's Learning Centers

Ages 6 weeks to 11 years. Fees based on income so you have to qualify. Complete and application. This is for working parents and parents attending school or training.

Child Care Licensing
6200 I-40 West

Parents seeking childcare providers, complaints or concerns about a childcare facility.
Open 8am-5:00pm

Opportunity School
1100 S. Harrison

High quality half day preschool is offered in the morning or afternoon for children 3-4 from low income families. Full day care for parents who work or attend school. There are weekly home visits by teacher which provides developmental information and screenings.

Wesley Community Center
1615 S. Roberts
Amarillo, TX 79102

They offer a family  health clinic, ESL classes, Head Start programs, monthly immigration clinic, summer camp program, evening sports and recreation for youth, youth/teen mentoring, notary services, low cost child and modeling classes for youth

Workforce Solutions Panhandle Childcare
372-2836 or 800-658-2662

Helps parents get childcare at a reduced rate if they qualify. The income guidelines have been temporarily raised so they can serve more parents.

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