The City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Dept. Day Care and Pre-School Programs

DayCareThe City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department offers Day-Care operations and Pre-School programs at two facilities year round in the City for children ages 2-5 from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. weekdays. Seasonal opportunities are also available from August to May or the Summer Camp in June and July.

Locations are in west El Paso at Galatzan Recreation Center, 650 Wallenberg Dr. and in northeast El Paso at Veterans Recreation Center, 5301 Salem Dr. The hours of operation are 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. weekdays except city holidays.

Five domains are taught in writing, math, social studies, science and art along with letters, colors, numbers, shapes, story-time, and music.

DayCareBoth locations are licensed through the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services with professionally trained, certified, and caring staff to make each child feel welcomed. A variety of programs is offered along with giving an equally great learning experience.

The staff members at Galatzan and Veterans Day Care Centers are trained in early childhood education so they can help each child grow developmentally while also nurturing their growing skills. Both facilities offer a mix of activities during the day to teach different skills, such as singing, dancing, storytelling and outdoor recreational play. The children also learn about colors, numbers, ABC’s and socialization skills in a structured setting along with many varied activities to stimulate their mind.

DayCareEach center offers a multitude of activities and events that are age appropriate and provide a wholesome and healthy perspective in learning. Although there are no field trips, presenters do come to the Center to invigorate the children on a variety of topics. 

Benefits are endless when it comes to recreation and even more so with childcare as both pre-schools have smaller classroom sizes, instructor turnaround is low and families continue to bring in the next generation of children.

The Day Care fees are listed below and for more specific information call:

Galatzan Recreation Center 650 Wallenberg Dr. District 8 (915) 842-8754
Veterans Recreation Center 5301 Salem St. District 4 (915) 822-8859


Full Day Daycare
(monthly, more than 6 hours/day)
Half Day Daycare
(monthly, up to 6 hours/day)
Pre-school Program
Annual Registration Fee per child $60