Students with Children

Students raising children or other dependents have many responsibilities. Whether you are a parent, guardian or caretaker, Northwest Vista recognizes the unique challenges students with children face as they pursue their educational and career goals.

Access to college doesn't just mean academic help; we are committed to helping overcome hurdles that keep students from reaching their goals.

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Childcare at NVC

Free Childcare for Students with Children in Specific Classes

Students enrolled in the following courses for Fall 2024 will get free childcare during the duration of their class for which they register:

  • Monday & Wednesday Cohort
    • Flex I/Hybrid courses:
      • EDUC 1300 – 5:30pm – 6:45pm
      • PSYC 2301 – 7:00pm – 8:15pm
    • Flex II/Hybrid courses:
      • ENGL 1301 – 5:30pm – 6:45pm
      • HIST 1301 – 7:00pm – 8:15pm
  • Tuesday & Thursday Cohort
    • Flex I/HYB
      • ANTH 1301 – 5:30pm – 6:45pm
      • HUMA 1301 – 7:00pm – 8:15pm
    • Flex II/HYB
      • GOVT 2305 – 5:30pm – 6:45pm
      • ARTS 1301 – 7:00pm – 8:15pm


  • Students must be enrolled in at least one of these courses to get childcare
  • Space is limited so please register as soon as possible
  • Children will receive a free meal during the time that their parent is in class
  • Designed for children ages 5-13 years of age
  • For more information on childcare, please contact Trina Cowan at
  • Students can self-register for these courses or visit with their advisor

On-Campus Childcare Centers

The Alamo Colleges have nationally accredited, high-quality child development centers at three of our colleges. These resources are available to students attending any of the Alamo Colleges. Payment assistance and subsidized rates are available for qualifying students.

Palo Alto College

Ray Ellison Family Center


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San Antonio College

Early Childhood Center


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St. Philip’s College

Child Development Center


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As part of a district-wide commitment to student success and meeting the needs of students beyond the classroom, on-campus advocacy centers are available at all five Alamo Colleges.

We partner with different organizations to provide services like job assistance, food security, clothing, childcare, utility assistance, and mental health counseling.

General Student Advocacy Helpline:
NVC Advocacy Information:
210-486-HELP (4357)  CLICK HERE for more information on NVC's Advocacy & Resource Center Services

Connect with your college's advocacy center by clicking the link below.

NVC Student Advocacy Center

Check out a Few of our NVC Family/Kid Spots:


NVC Library Family Study Room 


NVC Kids Tables: Desert Willow Welcome Center and Advocacy Center



NVC Advocacy "The Store" Kids Checkout



Connect with your peers & college!

There are a lot of students who, like you, are raising children or other dependents in their care. Meet other student parents through the following groups to learn about events, resources and service information. All you have to do is click the button below, sign in with your ACES login, and click “Join.”

Alamo Colleges Student Parent Resource Network CLICK HERE

Join the Student Parent Network  on AlamoEXPERIENCE

Other  Resources

Texas Workforce Commission Child Care Program

City of San Antonio Human Services

Expectant Mothers

Expectant mothers who need assistance are encouraged to receive support through our Student Success Services.  This includes, yet is not limited to our NVC Advocacy center and Access(DSS) support services. For more information please contact:

NVC Advocacy Center

Student Accessibility Services (Disability Support)


Lactation Rooms

Desert Willow Welcome Center room 104

Cedar Elm Stem Center room 214


Policy and Procedure

Policy and Procedure for Pregnant and Parenting Students can be located in the ACD Policy Manual, H.1.2 Civil Rights Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation and the procedure is H.1.2.4 Pregnant and Parenting Students.


Health Care Services

Primary health care services are available to students enrolled at any of the Alamo Colleges through Wellness 360 clinics, in partnership with UT Health San Antonio. Available to students with and without health insurance, the program will provide treatment for allergies, colds, and other minor health issues. 

Learn more about Wellness 360

Technology Resources

Technology resources, such as laptops rentals, are available for any currently enrolled Alamo Colleges student in need of reliable computer access. These resources are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Device Checkout and Low Cost Internet

Laptops are available for students.

Click Here for Laptop Checkout Information

Affordable internet solutions are available.

Programs are available to provide students and employees low-cost internet service.

Click Here for Low Cost Internet Information

Students should contact their home college’s Information Technology department during their hours of operation (Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.).

NVC: 210-486-4777


Our colleges offer a variety of FREE tutoring services students need to succeed academically. 

NVC Tutoring Services


The Alamo Colleges Foundation distributes financial awards from nearly 20 academic scholarship funds to support students raising children or other dependents. By submitting just one application each academic year, students with children will be considered for these scholarships and many more.

NVC Scholarships

The Alamo Colleges Foundation Scholarships

United Way Child Care Scholarships

NVC Student Parent Liaison Officers:

The NVC Student Parent Liaison Officers serves  students who are parents or guardians of children under 18 and provides  a range of resources to meet their needs that includes: promoting accessibility, privacy, and a comprehensive approach to support the academic and personal success of parenting students. Please contact our NVC Liaisons for  additional information or assistance:

Jennifer Comedy-Holmes-

Pamela Frias-