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Resource Connection

Childcare Options

Financing Childcare
As a full-time undergraduate student, you might be eligible to receive assistance in paying for childcare while you are in school. The program is called Child Care Services (CCS, and some refer to the program as CCMS) and is offered through the Texas Workforce Commission. The Texas State Child Development Center is one of the local childcare facilities that accepts CCS.

Finding Childcare
Finding childcare that is right for you and your child can be difficult. Consider Texas State's Child Development Center.

 

Additional Resources

Texas State Family-Friendly Services
The university offers its own family-friendly services for students and employees, including nursing room locations around campus, child care, summer camps, tips, and more. 

Community Resources
The Dean of Students provides a list of community resources for students including healthcare, community centers, and housing options.

Emergency Services
The Dean of Students also provides emergency funds and assistance for students in need of help during an emergency.

Scholarship Information for Single Mothers and Fathers
Scholarships are available for single mother and fathers to help obtain funding.

San Marcos Public Library
The San Marcos Public Library has storytime for preschoolers and toddlers twice a week, a different puppet show every month, Lego Mania twice a month, and various events in between.

Boys and Girls Club
Boys and Girls Club is primarily another childcare option, but they also offer programs and activities for children that do not attend school through the program. They have events such as Day for Kids, Storybook Parade, and the Super Bowl Family Party. During winter break they often offer day camps.

WIC
The primary focus of WIC is to provide education for parents and caregivers about the proper nutrition for infants and children. Clients can attend various informational workshops, receive breastfeeding support, and supplemental WIC foods.

San Marcos Activity Center
Year round the San Marcos Activity Center provides an affordable gym and pool that has childcare services. There are also various affordable sports programs for youth starting as young as age two. Their website also provides a calendar of events. The Activity Center also has information on local community events.

Texas Benefits
Texans have access to resources that assist with the immense costs of having a family. This website connects Texans to the CHIP, SNAP, TANF, and other programs through Texas Health and Human Services.

Networx
Networx connects mothers and babies with local resources that are free or low cost. Sign up for their fee Monday Mama Mail for regular updates.

 

Connect with Other Parents

Mothering San Marcos Facebook group
Many of our student parents have found the Mothering San Marcos Facebook page to be helpful in learning about community parenting resources and making connections with other local parents. We are not at all involved in this page, nor is it endorsed by the university, but our students have recommended it. 

 

Events in San Marcos

The Meadows Center at Spring Lake
The Meadows Center offers many family-friendly and kid-friendly events that educate children on nature and the environment in which we live. 

Texas State Athletics
As a Texas State student, you receive free admission to all Texas State athletic events, even football. Depending on the sport and your child's age, your child usually receives a discount (and in some cases, free admission) into the sporting event. You can also register your child for the Bobcat Kids' Club, which gets your child into all athletic events free, a TXST shirt, an autographed photo of Boko and more!

Texas State University Events Calendar
Check the University Events Calendar for information on university events on campus. As a student, you are invited to these events. Check the calendar often, as some opportunities may be free and appealing to you and your child. 

Tour San Marcos
The San Marcos Convention and Visitor Bureau does a great job of keeping a up-to-date list of community events, many of which are family friendly. From festivals, concerts, to races, markets and more, San Marcos is a vibrant community to share with your child.