Affordable, High-Quality Childcare

We get it. Childcare can be expensive. In fact, infant care in Texas costs 7.8% more per year than in-state tuition for a four-year public college. 🤯

That's why United Way funds affordable, high-quality childcare through our Community Partners.

Daytime Childcare

Early Learning Centers of Lubbock offers an educational, hands-on program to help all children grow and develop in their own unique way. Children will leave the Early Learning Centers kindergarten-ready.

Early Learning Centers also provides a nutritional program through the Child and Adult Food Program (CACFP). They provide breakfast, lunch, and a snack to the children each day. They also provide baby formula, baby bottles, and baby food at no additional cost.

The organization has 5 centers that service the North and East parts of Lubbock. Carver Early Learning Center, Guadalupe Early Learning Center, Phenix Early Learning Center, Talkington Early Learning Center, and New Directions Early Learning Center.

Scholarships are available.

Learn more and find out how to enroll at

Early Learning Centers


Afterschool Care and Summer Camps

Boys & Girls Clubs of Lubbock nurtures young people's self-esteem by instilling in them a sense of belonging, usefulness, influence, and competence. Clubs do this daily by providing young people with one-on-one relationships with caring adult professionals and fun, age-appropriate, well-rounded programming. Children receive help with homework each day and are provided a nutritional meal every day after school.

Club Locations

  • John Wilson BGC 3221 59th, 806.792.2889
  • J.T. & Margaret Talkington BGC 2603 Kewanee, 806.500.2377
  • Optimist BGC 3301 Cornell St., 806.762.4990
  • Ted Phea BGC 1801 E. 24th, 806.763.0204
  • Shallowater BGC 1100 Ave. K, Shallowater, 806.832.4533

Learn more about how to become a member at


Guadalupe-Parkway Neighborhood Centers provides programs for children ages Pre-K through 12th grade. The centers create opportunities for growth, learning, and building self-esteem. Activities include academic homework assistance and enrichment, sports and recreation, character development, dance and fine arts, computer skills, Kids’ Café, community events, and scouting.

Center Locations

  • Guadalupe Center 109 N Ave N, 806.765.9713
  • Parkway Center 405 N Martin L King Blvd. 806.763.3963

Learn more at

Guadalupe-Parkway Neighborhood Centers


YWCA of Lubbock's YW-CAre is a licensed after-school program in collaboration with many area schools. Each site offers educational and recreational activities for pre-K through 5th grade. YW-CAre gives working parents a safe, affordable alternative to leaving children home alone. Children also receive a healthy snack every day as a part of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Children & Adult Care Food Program.

Campus Locations

  • Bayless Elementary
  • Bean Elementary
  • Brown Elementary
  • Centennial Elementary
  • Cooper Central Elementary
  • Cooper East Elementary
  • Cooper South Elementary
  • Cooper West Elementary
  • Harwell Elementary
  • Hodges Elementary
  • Honey Elementary
  • Ervin Elementary
  • Maedgen Elementary
  • McWhorter Elementary
  • Miller Elementary
  • Overton Elementary
  • Parsons Elementary
  • Ramirez Elementary
  • Roberts Elementary
  • Rush Elementary
  • Smith Elementary
  • Stewart Elementary
  • Waters Elementary
  • Wester Elementary
  • Wheelock Elementary
  • Williams Elementary
  • (Roscoe) Wilson Elementary
  • Wolffarth Elementary

Summer Camp is located at the Y on U at 6501 University Avenue.

Learn more at

YWCA of Lubbock