The transition to childcare care and early education can be a major one for you and your child. Because there is no right list on the program that works for every family, here are some tips for finding the right early care and education setting for your child.


Child Care

Child Care Assistance from the City of San Antonio
The Child Care Services Program provides child care to an average of 9,000 children per day through more than 600 local child care providers. Child care services are available for both full and part-time care for qualified families. Qualified families may encounter a wait period for service availability.  To be eligible for CCS, individuals must meet certain criteria.  More information >

Quality Childcare Guide
This downloadable brochure from the Child Care Services program has a list of steps to choosing the right care for your child, plus a checklist on what to look for when deciding whether that child care meets your quality standard. English | Español

Quality Childcare Provider List
This comprehensive list of Quality Child Care Providers in the San Antonio area from Workforce Solutions Alamo includes address, contact information and accreditations. View list >

Texas Workforce Commission: Texas Child Care Solutions

Developed by the Texas Workforce Commission, the purpose of Texas Child Care Solutions is so provide parents access to accurate and consistent information to assist them in making informed choices to meet their child care needs. Learn More >


Early Education Providers (free or low-cost)

Choosing a School and Considering Your Child’s Needs
One important step to preparing for early care and education programs is determining what will be best for your child. This resource from GreatSchools.org can help you know what to consider, your child’s needs, and how to find the right fit. Learn More >

Pre-School Providers
Enrolling your child in pre-school is an important step in preparing them for kindergarten.
Find a free or low-cost pre-school provider near you >

Head Start and Early Head Start
Head Start is a federal program that promotes the school readiness of children through age 5 from low-income families by enhancing their cognitive, social and emotional development. Early Head Start includes children younger than 4.
Local Early Head Start providers >

Pre-K 4 SA
Pre-K 4 SA is a full-day prekindergarten program that also offers free afterschool care until 6:00 p.m. The program has experienced teachers, high quality curriculum, and bilingual education options. Students are provided healthy and delicious meals including breakfast, lunch, and snacks at no extra cost and transportation is also available.
Learn more >
Eligibility and enrollment >