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Childcare Search 2-1-1
2-1-1 website (link opens in new window)
Will help you find child care centers in your area.

Midtown YMCA
609 S. Carolina
806-376-7021 (link opens in new window)
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
806-383-5488 (link opens in new window)
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

806-373-7992 (link opens in a new window)
State licensed after-school program that operates between 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in different Amarillo area elementary schools. The following schools are participating in the program:

  • Carver Academy
  • Carver ECA
  • Belmar
  • Bivins
  • Coronado
  • Olsen
  • Paramount Terrace
  • Puckett
  • Ridgecrest
  • South Georgia
  • Western Plateau
  • Wolflin
  • DeZavala

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.

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 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Opportunity School
1100 S. Harrison
Opportunity School website (link opens in a new window)

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
Wesley Community Center website
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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
800-658-2662 or 806-372-2836
Workforce Solution Panhandle Childcare website (link opens in a new window)

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