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The UTPB Child Care Center was established in August of 2010 in order to serve the needs of UTPB students. It is located on the North Side of the Student Activity Center (SAC) and faces the gym parking lot. Originally founded as part of the SAC, the child care received additional funding from the James A. "Buddy" Davidson Foundation of Midland, Texas. These funds support the playground, kitchen, and student scholarships for the center. Faculty and staff may use the Child Care Center for their children. UTPB Child Care Center operates under the Minimum Standards and Guidelines of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services for Licensed Child Care Centers. The center is licensed to accommodate children from 18 months to 5 years and the center capacity is 35 children.


Childcare Playground
Fall and Spring

Full-time Hours:
Monday-Thursday 7:30 am- 6:00 pm
Fridays 7:30am-5:00 pm
Full-time Hours:
Monday-Thursday 7:30 am- 5:30pm
Fridays 7:30am-12pm
Supply Fee $50.00 Per Child annually
Fulltime Care  - 3 years-5 years $450.00 Monthly
Fulltime Care - 18 months-2 years $490.00 Monthly
Staff and Faculty $50 Building Fee
*Prices subject to change
Application Process
Applications are available in Room 110 of the SAC (Child Care Center). Please place your name on the list by applying in person at the Child Care Center and the UTPB Child Care Department will contact you.  
Paying for Child Care
The child care bill is charged to student accounts in the Office of Accounting once a month. Students must pay for child care in advance. Any pending child care charges will be deducted from financial aid loans or grants. Staff and faculty will receive bills that can be paid in the Office of Accounting.
Scholarship Information
A scholarship of $1000.00 per semester is offered to support students in paying for child care for children who stay at the UTPB Center. Applications are available in the Office of the Senior Associate Vice President, MB 4274. Contact the Office of Senior Associate Vice President for more information at 432-552-2600. The Child Care Scholarship for child care on campus is funded through The University of Texas of the Permian Basin in conjunction with The James A. Buddy Davidson Charitable Foundation. This scholarship offers assistance in the cost of Child Care at The University Of Texas of the Permian Basin Child Care Facility. Persons who wish to apply for a scholarship must meet all requirements listed below. 
Qualifications for Scholarship:
  • Must be a full-time, current student at UTPB.
  • Must maintain an average of at least 2.5 GPA each semester.
  • Must be identified as a parent of a child who is registered at the UTPB Child Care Center.
  • Must attend The Parent Education Program (2 required classes per month).
  • Must volunteer 10 hours per semester at the UTPB Child Care Center
  • Must submit this scholarship form and all of necessary paper work prior to the starting semester.

Other Assistance is available to students who qualify under West Texas Opportunities Child Care Management (WTO).  The UTPB Child Care facility is a WTO child care services provider. 

Our Staff

All of our staff has been carefully selected and they participate in yearly training. This training includes topics such as leadership, child development, positive discipline and team ethics.


A child's growth and development is viewed as a process, not an event. Development begins when a child is conceived and continues throughout life. With this in mind, we provide a range of activities designed to meet the needs of each child as his or her level of development. It is our responsibility to select activities to provide a balanced program of early childhood development. The center uses the Creative Curriculum which is a comprehensive educational system. It promotes the use of interest areas as way of providing experiences that promote cognitive, social, physical, and language development. Children also enjoy outdoor activities and the playground. 

Childcare Center (front)

Name Room Telephone Email Title
Medrano, Christine SAC 110 432-552-2737 Director