Young Scholars Program


In partnership with the YMCA, Dallas College is pleased to announce free drop-in child care at the T. Boone Pickens YMCA downtown — only a few blocks from the college’s El Centro Campus.

Known as the Young Scholars Program, space is available to the children of eligible Dallas College students on a first-come, first-served basis each semester.

Eligible Dallas College students must be:

  • Currently enrolled.
  • Taking at least one course at the college’s El Centro Campus.
  • Have children between the ages of 3-12.

Immigration status is not considered for enrollment.

Program Services

Eligible families can receive the following services free of charge:

  • Drop-in child care
    Mon - Thurs: 7:30 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Daily snacks and activities

Program Benefits

When your children are in the Young Scholars program, you have the freedom to use that time as you see fit. You might:

Meet with classmates for class projects or study groups.

Visit the Learning Commons for tutoring.

Attend on-campus events.

Sign up for additional college classes (and graduate sooner).

And much more!

Interested students should complete the Dallas College Student Care Form.

Complete the Dallas College Student Care Form


T. Boone Pickens YMCA
601 N. Akard St
Dallas, TX 75201

*T.Boone Pickens is a third-party entity and is not associated with Dallas College.