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How to Start a Quality Child Care Business: A Personal Experience of Houchen’s Founder

The owner of Houchen Community Center, Emilia Dormer, speaks on how to open a children’s development center from scratch because this line of business has every chance to become a popular business in 2018. “Children’s leisure, even with elements of education, is more of a luxury, not a necessity – therefore children’s centers are more sensitive to crises than kindergartens. If the crisis hits the wallet, parents will first of all give up paying for children’s groups. Now there is a huge number of children’s centers in the USA but the question of their quality is very acute.

8 Ways to Keep Your Children Healthy and Happy in 2018

Now, when the weather can still vary during the day from too hot to cold in the evening, children are the most vulnerable to viruses. Their growing body only learns to resist disease-causing bacteria, and their immunity can be lowered. We invite you to learn 8 effective ways of how to improve the health of children and teenagers. Best tips on how to take care of children’s health 1. Add a little sea salt to the bath Many children and even adults are deficient in magnesium. Its deficiency leads to increased fatigue, memory impairment, insomnia and a number of other…

Child Development Center

Our program The Houchen Child Development Center provides service for children 0 – 12 years of age from all socioeconomic backgrounds, but with an emphasis on children of low to very low income families.   The program utilizes the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services, and the Child Care Services Texas Rising Star Program Standards to develop and provide quality programming.  Breakfast, lunch and one snack are provided on a daily basis. Our Center Features: Our center features: Small class ratios Dedicated teachers with years of experience Breakfast, lunch and one snack Open year round except major holidays Programs for…

Senior program

Houchen’s Senior Center is open Monday through Friday mornings. Seniors are provided a place to connect with each other, opportunities to participate in trips in the community, and be involved.  Health concerns of each senior citizen are monitored by a staff member. Each person is considered and treated as a beloved member of our family.  Weekly ESL classes are provided in conjunction with the El Paso Community College and a weekly bible study class is offered.

Activity Center

Physical Activity Physical activity is provided for all ages.  Boxing, Karate, Kickboxing, and a weight room are just a few of the activities available to the community. Open gym time  is available to the public as well. Rev. Guy Jones Food Pantry The Rev. Guy Jones Food Pantry On the 4th Friday of every month, Houchen assists approximately 350 families in the Segundo Barrio through the food pantry.  The pantry is provided in cooperation with El Pasoans Fighting Hunger. Running Club Youth between the ages of four to ___ may participate in the running club. Participants receive instruction on how…


Bear Essentials Bear Essentials is a mentoring program available to girls who are enrolled at Bowie High School. Our goal is to empower young women by promoting education, self-esteem, and love for community. Students participate in field trips, power lunches and workshops year round. Tutoring/Mentoring The center provides a quiet and safe environment for children of all ages to complete homework assignments and to receive assistance. Volunteers are available to tutor and mentor participants. Los Duros/Las Mujeres Houchen is also the home of two youth groups. The groups focus on building leadership skills in teenagers, providing safe opportunities to grow…