Child and Senior Day Care

On-Campus Child Care Centers

The Callier Child Development Program is an on-campus child development program that accepts children between 6 weeks and 6 years old. First priority for enrollment goes to children of UT Southwestern faculty, postdoctoral scholars, clinical residents, students, and staff. There is a waiting list. Decisions are usually made in April about who will be accepted for the upcoming August start date. To apply, call 214-905-3094 or visit their education office or website.

First Step Learning Centre is located in the Paul M. Bass Administrative and Clinical Center on the North Campus. UT Southwestern faculty, postdoctoral scholars, clinical residents, students, and staff have priority for the care of a certain number of children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. For enrollment information, call 214-352-8608 or visit the website.

Off-Campus Child Care Options

Note: The Office of Women’s Careers provides this list for informational purposes only. We are not associated with any of the organizations listed below.

Child Care Facilities

Search by zip code to find child care facilities near you at the Department of Family and Protective Services or for National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accredited schools.

UT Southwestern Back-Up Care Advantage Program is a new benefit for full-time benefit eligible employees. The program provides low-cost care options whenever you experience a temporary breakdown in your normal care plans and need to be at work. Back-up care is provided for family members of all ages, from infants through elders, including those with special needs. More information can be found by reviewing the Frequently Asked Questions (on MyUTSW, requires network login).

Rosewood Academy in Dallas is situated in the heart of Dallas' Medical District, just a few minutes’ walk from UT Southwestern's North Campus.


Nanny referral agencies serving the Dallas area include Mom's Best Friend, Globe Nanny Domestic Personnel Service, Domestically Yours, and Sittercity.

Home Care

Home care providers are typically mothers who will watch up to six children at their own home instead of an institutional setting. There is an online listing of registered home child care providers in the Dallas, Garland, Mesquite, Murphy, Plano, Richardson, Rockwall, Rowlett, Sachse, and Wylie areas.

Sick Child Day Care

AroundTownKids provides listings for sick-child care in Allen, Plano, Frisco, and McKinney.

Children’s Choice Learning Center at Medical City Dallas is a full-service center that offers an array of programs. These include early care and education programs, private kindergarten, Sniffles & Snuggles®, a get well suite for mildly ill children, and Choice4Care® Backup care.

Senior Care

UT Southwestern offers back-up child, adult, and senior care to all full-time, benefits-eligible employees through Bright Horizons.

The Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) provides information to identify and compare residential care, home health care, and adult day care facilities for seniors in the state of Texas.

The mission of The Senior Source is to improve the quality of life of older adults in the Greater Dallas area through protection, elder care, advocacy, volunteerism, and employment services.