The San Jacinto College North Campus Children’s Center is running as normally scheduled. However, the center is no longer taking enrollment and will be closing May 31, 2022.
The College has entered into an agreement with the Bezos Academy to provide students with a high-quality, tuition-free preschool education for children from 3 to 5 years of age in a Montessori-inspired learning setting. Bezos Academy also provides its students with educational materials and services – at no cost to the families served – to set each student up for success, including Montessori materials, books, arts and crafts, field trips, and meals.
After renovations, the Center will reopen in late fall 2022. Bezos Academy will provide tuition-free education and services to at least 80 children.
San Jacinto College North Campus Children’s Center is no longer accepting new students, but will remain open until May 31, 2022. Bezos Academy will have several months to perform the necessary renovations to open the new academy in late fall 2022. More information will be provided as the open date is determined. The Central Campus Children’s Center remains open. For other options, view "Nearby Childcare Centers" below.
Students with children enrolled in the children’s center as of January 31, 2022, will receive grant funding from San Jacinto College for child care through August 2023 at an area child care program, so long as the parent remains a student at the College. More information about this funding can be found here (LINK TBD). A list of some child care centers near the North Campus can be found here (LINK TBD).
Children enrolled at the Children’s Center as of January 31, 2022, whose families fall within the parameters defined by the Bezos Academy, will be offered preference for admissions at Bezos Academy when they are of an eligible age.
San Jacinto College Board of Trustees documents:
Five Steps to Finding Quality Child Care
- Begin your search online with the free database at FindChildCareNow.org, or call 713-600-1234 to speak with a parent educator for free. Search for providers by a variety of criteria based on your priorities.
- Visit several child care centers or homes, and more than once. Observe things like caregiver interaction with the children, the number of children to caregivers, and the sounds you hear in the classroom. Make announced and unannounced visits, and at different times of the day .
- Ask Questions
- Talk to the child care staff honestly about your priorities and concerns. Ask about business practices and the education and training level of caregivers. Ask for people you can speak to about their experiences with the provider.
- Look for Quality
- A quality child care environment sets the stage for future learning. Collaborative for Children's resource and referral service includes ratings of quality indicators as well as information on participation in the state's quality rating system or national accreditation.
- Choose and Be Engaged
- Once you enroll your child in care, continue to monitor your selection. Pay attention to the classroom environment, adult-child relationships and level of quality. Volunteer and be involved. Partner with your child care provider in your child's development.
Below is a list of childcare facilities within 15 miles of the San Jacinto College North Campus. This is not an exhaustive list, and these childcare facilities are not endorsed by the College. They serve as a list of known childcare facilities near the campus.
FindChildCareNow.org | 713-600-1234
1) Wallisville KinderCare
14614 Wallisville Rd. Houston, TX 77049
2) YMCA Audrey Moody Ley Children’s Academy
15055 Wallisville Rd. Houston, TX 77049
3) Sheffield Head Start
14300 Wallisville Rd. Houston, TX 77049
4) Everlasting Learning Child Development Center
16001 Moore Rd. Houston, TX 77049
5) Growing in Graces
5344B FM 1960 East Humble, TX 77346
6) Children’s Lighthouse Houston-Lake Houston
14505 W. Lake Houston Pkwy. Houston, TX 77044
7) Childhood Seasons Learning Academy # 1
779 Normandy Houston, TX 77015
8) Crossroads Early Learning Center
12110 E. Sam Houston Pkwy N. Houston, TX 77044
9) Creative Corner
335 Audrey Ln. Houston, Texas 77015
10) Silver Star Academy
5610 E. Sam Houston Pkwy. N. Houston, Texas 77015
11) Tiny Tots Childcare
620 Maxey Rd. Houston, Texas 77013
12) Apple of My Eye Academy
690 Normandy St. Houston, Texas 77015
13) Purpose Kids
846 Ashland Blvd. Channelview, Texas 77530