Parenting & Children's Services

Parent Education is a mutual-help service that assists parents with learning effective approaches to nurture and discipline children and in some cases, may help prevent child abuse. It offers:

  • Confidential
  • Non-judgmental Support
  • Educational Groups
  • Follow-up Services
  • Networking Activities

Services include:

  • Weekly parenting educaton classes using a hands-on-curriculum.
  • Concurrent children's program.
  • Educational Groups

For more information, please contact Cindy Padilla (210) 431-7581.

Programming offers comprehensive community-based family empowerment and consumer education.

  • 65-SMART, provides information to parents, early care and education providers, and the community-at-large on a variety of early care and education topics and community resources.
  • Consumer education and referral services are available to parents so that they may make informed choices in identifying and locating quality child care service for their child/children.

The Children's Resource and Referral Department is your link to information and programs that can assist you with your child care needs. Our consultants can provide you with direct connections to local child care resources and community agencies, as well as national agencies and information. Choosing the right child care program for your child is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. Your choice will have a strong impact on your child’s future.

If, in your search, you encounter any conditions or practices in a child care setting that cause you concern, please notify the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services at (210) 337-3399 or Texas Department of Family and Protective Services .

For more information, please contact Veronica Salgado (210) 431-7506.

Training sessions offer early childhood professionals training opportunities throughout the City of San Antonito and surrounding counties.

  • Trainings are offered to early childhood educators and caregivers working in licensed child care facilities and family day homes.
  • Trainings are designed for those just beginning their career in the field of early childhood education to meet state requirements.
  • Annual training also meets requirements for staff and administrator’s continuing education hours.

For more information, please contact Timothy Schindler (210) 431-7500.

ANGELS offers a 2-week, comprehensive early care and education training program designed to provide participants with the skills and knowledge needed to work in a licensed child care facility. The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS) Child Care Licensing requires all individuals to meet basic training requirements prior to working in a licensed center. Upon completion of the program, participants will acquire:

  • A total of 24 Pre-service training hours that meet the TDFPS requirements for new providers;
  • First aid and CPR certifications;
  • 9 training clock hours that will count towards the annual training requirement;
  • 5 hours of training specific to Head Start; and,
  • 12 hour practicum that allows for hands-on experience in a high-quality early education site.

For more information, please contact Veronica Salgado (210) 431-7582.

Family Friends and Neighbors is a special project for "informal" non-parental child care providers residing in area codes 78202 or 78208. No cost workshops are provided to offer information, activities, material and basic help in preparing children for school. Caregivers have an opportunity to learn more about early brain development, social / emotional development, communication skills, health and nutrition as well as environmental safety. Funding is provided by the Eastside Promise Neighborhood.

For more information, please contact Margaret Belmares (210) 431-7555.

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