Students with Children

Students raising children or other dependents have many responsibilities. Whether you are a parent, guardian or caretaker, the Alamo Colleges District 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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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.

Student Advocacy Helpline:

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

Northeast Lakeview College Northwest Vista College Palo Alto College
St. Philip's College
San Antonio College  

Family Friendly Spaces on Campus

Spaces where people with children are welcome and the services are targeted to and reasonably appropriate for family audiences.

Lactation Rooms

Dedicated rooms where breastfeeding students can comfortably, conveniently, and privately express breast milk.


Connect with your peers

There are a lot of students who, like you, are raising children or other dependents in their care. Join the Student Parent Network on the AlamoEXPERIENCE portal to connect with other students with minor children under the age of 18, plus 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.”

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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.

On-Campus Childcare

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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Other Childcare Resources

Texas Workforce Commission Child Care Program

City of San Antonio Human Services

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. 

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

SAC: 210-486-0777
SPC: 210-486-2777
PAC: 210-486-3777
NVC: 210-486-4777
NLC: 210-486-5777


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

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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.

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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.

SAC's Parenting Student Liaisons, Jillian Denman and Ida Lomas, can be contacted via email:

Community Resources

Community Resources for Student Parents

Scobee Education Center

The Scobee Planetarium offers Friday night shows about stars, moon, constellations, planets, and galaxies. Learn more

3 for Free Museum Partnership

Alamo College students and employees receive free admission to three area museums, in addition to several other benefits. Please note, you must present Alamo Colleges ID to claim 3 For Free benefits. Learn more

Fun 4 Alamo Kids!

Fun 4 Alamo Kids is your local resource for family friendly events and activities in San Antonio and surrounding areas. Learn more

National Parent Helpline

Provides emotional support from a trained Advocate. It is here for you and is open to parents and caregivers of children and youth of all ages. Learn more

San Antonio Zoo Discount

The Alamo Colleges District is also partnering with the San Antonio Zoo to provide 20% off standard admission and 20% off annual passes to students and employees. Learn more

Texas Diaper Bank - Bexar County

Essentials to Your Door (ETYD) is an all-in-one delivery program providing individuals and families access to critical healthcare essentials straight to their doorsteps. Learn more

Texas Parent Helpline

The Texas Parent Helpline is ready to listen, find solutions, and direct you to the right local resources. Learn more

Triple P - Positive Parenting Program

Triple P Online is a flexible, practical way to develop skills, strategies, and confidence to handle any parenting situation. Learn more