Based on the needs of our workforce, a new support tool has been specially developed to help those who may need help with childcare during the COVID-19 pandemic. The UT Health San Antonio Childcare Matching Program provides a database of potential childcare providers from the UT Health San Antonio community to match with faculty, staff, residents and fellows who need childcare. If you need emergency childcare or you or someone you know is available to provide childcare, please use the easy-to-use online database forms below to request childcare or register as a childcare provider.
Once you have signed up, review the listings for childcare seekers and childcare providers and contact a participant to arrange care. It is up to each party to negotiate availability, duration, location, and payment on an individual basis with the childcare matching program participants.
Additional Child Care Resources
YWCA of San Antonio
The Olga Madrid Child Development Center is providing emergency childcare services to essential workers on a first-come, first-serve basis. The center encourages any potential family to contact the childcare center to ensure there is availability prior to completing a registration packet.
YMCA Emergency Childcare
The YMCA is committed to serving the community needs during this time. The YMCA will be offering emergency childcare for school-age children and some locations have limited spots for infants to 4 years old. These camps are geared to help those essential staff that must continue to work during this COVID 19 crisis.
Texas Child Care Solutions
The purpose of Texas Child Care Solutions is to provide parents and childcare providers access to resources and information to assist them in making informed choices to meet their childcare and program needs.
Workforce Solutions Alamo-Child Care Services
Workforce Solutions Alamo administers Child Care Services (CCS) funding. CCS helps parents pay for childcare while they work, go to school, or participate in job training to become self-sufficient.
Childcare for Essential Workers at Care.com
Care.com is increasing in-home child care access for frontline workers responding to the COVID-19 emergency. As part of this initiative, Care.com is offering 90 days of free, premium access to their services, along with specific portals for frontline workers and caregivers in Texas. Some childcare providers are waiving their usual fees.
United Way Childcare Assistance
United Way of San Antonio has joined with other local entities to provide childcare relief to those workers needing to work in remaining open businesses and needing assistance with paying for childcare during this time. Three weeks of emergency assistance can be available to eligible families through the COVID-19.
City of San Antonio: Emergency Child Services
“Our City Cares” funding is allocated by City Council to assist San Antonio residents with short term childcare during an emergency or extenuating circumstance.
Frontline Child Care Portal
The Frontline Child Care Portal allows essential workers to search for child care facilities near them, as well as facility operating hours and the number of seats available. It includes links to HHSC’s inspection and compliance records for each operation. The website also helps parents find other basic information about child care including health and safety information and step-by-step instructions for applying for child care financial assistance.