Child Care Center

UT Permian Basin is a family-friendly university

If you have children, we’ve got your back. The UTPB Child Care Center will happily care for your kids while you attend class, study sessions, and other campus activities.

About the UT Permian Basin Child Care Center

  • Located on the north side of the Student Activity Center
  • Care for kids from 18-months to 5-years-old
  • Licensed by the State of Texas
  • Convenient, affordable, rewarding

Operating Hours

Fall & Spring semesters:

  • Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Summer semester:

  • Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Our Approach

We believe that every child’s development is a process, not an event. So we design activities that will meet your child’s current needs. We don’t have a one-size-fits-all approach to care because every kid is unique.

We use an educational system known as the Creative Curriculum, which promotes cognitive development through “interest areas.” And because we believe physical activity is as important as intellectual tasks, every child will enjoy daily supervision on our outdoor playground.

Contact Us

Tuition & Fees

  • $50 annual supply fee (per child)
  • Full-time care, 3-5 years old: $500 per month
  • Full-time care, 18-months to 3-years-old: $540 per month
  • For UTPB Staff & Faculty: $50 fee (+ building use fee per semester)

Apply to Attend the Child Care Center

You can pick up an application at:

  • Child Care Center: Room 110, Student Success Center

The UT Permian Basin Child Care Center will contact you upon submission of your application.


As a student, your child care bill is charged to your student account once per month. Students must pay for child care in advance. Any pending child care charges will be deducted from financial aid loans and grants. Staff and faculty will receive bills that can be paid at the UTPB Office of Accounting.

Child Care Scholarships

We offer a $1,000 Child Care Scholarship to help our students cover much of the cost (per semester). You can pick up a scholarship application:

Office of the Senior Associate Vice President for Student Services
MB 4274
(432) 552-2600

The scholarship is funded, in part, by the James A. Buddy Davidson Charitable Foundation.

Scholarship Requirements

  • Must be a full-time, current student at UT Permian Basin
  • Must maintain an average of at least a 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 application and all of the necessary paperwork prior to the starting semester 

About Our Staff

Your children are our priority. All of our staff have been carefully vetted—including undergoing a thorough review of their references and a criminal background check. They’re regularly trained on a variety of new child care topics—e.g., instilling discipline, child development techniques, and ethical child care.