Providing Quality Child Care Services
If you need reliable child care services accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children while attending school, Ray Ellison Family Center is the place. We provide quality child care services with a trained and experienced staff.
About the Ray Ellison Family Center (REFC)
Alto College is not only a college, but a crossroads where the community can
come together. Education and parenting can be difficult, which is why the
college features the Ray Ellison Family Center, a home away from home child care and developmental services center for children and community.
REFC is located at Palo Alto College and is licensed to provide services to 66 children daily between the ages of 18 months to 5 years old.
The Ray Ellison Charitable Trust Fund, through the San Antonio Area Foundation, provided a $200,000 grant for the initial construction of the center. The center opened its doors on October 3, 2001, as a way to unite the surrounding Palo Alto community to higher education in San Antonio’s South Side. Without the stress of child care and development services, students have found focus in their studies as well as residents in their labor.
purpose of the Ray Ellison Family Center is to provide a high quality early
childhood program that supports the growth, development, and education of
children and their families while creating a model of quality early childhood
education and a center for training early childhood professionals within the
broader San Antonio Community.
Tuition and Fees
different schedules are available to meet students’ needs as indicated below.
SCHEDULES AND FEES*
Rates vary depending on classification status. There is a $40 non-refundable registration fee per semester. Please contact center for further information.
(18 mos. -3.4 yrs.)
Priority for enrollment is given to Palo Alto College students, but we are open to the community as space permits. Families on CCDS are welcome.
We welcome you and your family to the Ray Ellison Family Center and look
forward to a mutually satisfying teacher-parent relationship. We feel that we
can work best together to create a welcoming environment for all children if we
understand and share the same guidelines and expectations.
The Ray Ellison Family Center follows the Calendar of Palo Alto College. In addition, the Ray Ellison Family Center schedules certain days as closed for staff development. Parents will be notified well in advance of closures.