We have a variety of resources for parents, including family resources and better parenting resources.
Child Care Regulation
The more you know the better they’ll grow. Search the official state of Texas child care database to make informed decisions when choosing a child care provider.
Child Care Regulation provides information on prevention and control of infectious diseases (including immunizations), building and physical premises safety, minimum health and safety training appropriate to the provider setting, and the regulatory compliance history of child care providers. Contact 806-354-5307.
Early Childhood Texas
Early Childhood Texas aims to provide families with young children easy access to Texas state agency programs, services, and resources.
State agency partners include Texas Workforce Commission, Texas Education Agency, Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, and Texas Department of State Health Services.
A team of staff from each agency has guided the development of this website with direct input from Texas parents and families. The website is managed by the inter-agency team and funded by the Texas Workforce Commission.
Act Early Texas
Act Early Texas provides parents and early childhood professionals (ECP) with information designed to answer the question, “Is this child’s development like other children of the same age?” Screening does not give a diagnosis but identifies areas in which a child’s development differs from same-age peers.
Texas Child Care Solutions
Developed by the Texas Workforce Commission, the purpose of Texas Child Care Solutions is to provide parents and child care providers access to resources and information to assist them in making informed choices to meet their child care and program needs.
2-1-1 Texas is a free, anonymous social service hotline available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
No matter where you live in Texas, you can dial 2-1-1, or (877) 541-7905, and find information about resources in your local community. Whether you need help finding food or housing, child care, crisis counseling or substance abuse treatment, one number is all you need to know.
Helpful Links to Better Parenting
Amarillo Independent School District (AISD) offers a wide range of parenting class options for every family.
Scholastic for Parents offers educational resources, such as book lists, homework help, printables and activities, and success guides.
NAEYC provides research-based resources, tips and ideas for families—from child development to reading, writing, music, math, and more.
PBS Parents offers access to PBS television shows, activities for birthday parties and daily play, and resources on topics from science to emotions and self-awareness.
The Coach to Communicate Project (C2C) will provide a webinar for parents, caregivers, teachers, and service providers of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), as well as face-to-face/online individual parent training sessions at no cost. Participants will be instructed in how to improve the communication skills of their own children.
Resources for New Parents
The Safe to Sleep campaign, formerly known as the Back to Sleep campaign, focuses on actions you and others can take to help your baby sleep safely and to reduce your baby’s risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related causes of infant death.
Texas Home Visiting helps good people be great parents.
We help parents by matching them with someone who can answer questions, give advice, and recommend services. This helpful person lives in your community and visits you in your home or another convenient location. We call this person a “home visitor.”
The Texas Education Agency is the state agency that oversees primary and secondary public education. The mission of TEA is to provide leadership, guidance and resources to help schools meet the educational needs of all students.
Child Care Resources
Amarillo AISD (Pre-K & Kindergarten) – (806) 326-1155 / (806) 326-1145
Campus and Community based locations
AISD Extended School Day (3-6pm) (806) 326-1311
19 campuses: Avondale, Belmar, Carver ECA, Carver Academy, Coronado,
Humphrey’s Highland, Oak Dale, Olsen Park, Paramount, Puckett, Ridgecrest, Sleepy Hollow, South Georgia, South Lawn, Tradewind, Western Plateau, Windsor, Wolflin, Woodlands
(Available when school is in session)
Children’s Learning Centers – (806) 374-5223
9 locations: Curtis-Flemming, Hazel Kelley Wilson, Kimble, Mary Miles, McClellan, Pavillard, Sybil B Harrington, Watley, Will Rogers
Maverick Boys and Girls Club – (806) 372-8393
(Not regulated by Child Care Regulation)
Several locations: Bivins, Glenwood, San Jacinto, Rolling Hills, Dykeman location picks-up from: Austin MS, Carver, Hamlet, Landergin, Lawndale, Oakdale, Tradewind, and Wolflin
Harrison St Campus – (806) 373-4245
5th & Osage St Campus- (806) 381-0551
Early Head Start (0-35 months) and
Head Start (3 & 4 yrs.) – (806) 677-5333
211 Help in Texas
A referral agency that can give you names and phone numbers of organizations in your city that offer help with household expenses so you can better afford child care costs.