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Child Care

Providing access to quality child care at UT Southwestern aligns with our mission of promoting health and a healthy society.

Total wellness involves support for you in caring for the important people in your life who depend on you. Whether you are seeking high-quality, on-site child care options, or simply last-minute help during disruptions, we have you covered.

UT Southwestern offers back-up child, adult, and senior care to all full-time (40 hours a week) and part time (30-39 hours a week) benefits-eligible employees through Bright Horizons™.

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Medical District PK-8 Biomedical School

Recognizing the opportunity to provide a unique educational experience for young children, UT Southwestern and Dallas Independent School District have partnered to create a new facility that will provide young children a firm foundation in STEM opening in Fall 2022.

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Child Care Centers

The Callier Child Development Program, operated on campus in collaboration with the University of Texas at Dallas and UT Southwestern Medical Center, accepts children between 6 weeks old and kindergarten age.

First Step Learning Centre is independently operated by a third party and located in the Paul M. Bass Administrative and Clinical Center on the North Campus.

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Back-up Care / Virtual Tutoring

Bright Horizons Back-up Care for Adults, Children and Seniors offers solutions for disruptions in family care, including providing a child care center or in-home caregiver. Bright Horizons is available for all full-time and part-time benefits-eligible UT Southwestern employees.

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UT Southwestern employees are invited to participate in many scholarships and grants that can qualify families for free tuition at Arlington Park Early Childhood Center, a Dallas ISD pre-school. Children who are 3 or 4 years old on or before Sept. 1 and meet at least one requirement qualify for free pre-K.

Arlington Park Early Childhood Center, located at 5606 Wayside Drive near the UT Southwestern campus, offers:

  • A small school environment for children ages 3 and 4. The school has six classrooms.
  • A building constructed exclusively for pre-K instruction and equipped with state-of-the-art technology.
  • Full day class from 7:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.; extended hours are from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Enrollment for families from around DFW. You do not have to live in the area to attend.

For more information, contact Belinda Rosas-Delgado at 972-749-5500 or by email.

How to Talk to Children about Tragic Events

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When a tragedy like the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, occurs, a child will likely hear and see a lot about it. The news is everywhere, and certain topics might be discussed in school or by a child's friends. It can be difficult to talk with kids about tragedies and disasters. Hear tips on how to start the conversation from Nicholas Westers, Psy.D., ABPP, Associate Professor of Psychiatry with the UT Southwestern Pediatric Group and pediatric psychologist at Children’s Health.

Child Care Link

  • UT FLEX Spending Accounts
    As you incur dependent day-care expenses, you will be reimbursed with tax-free dollars from your UT FLEX account(s).

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