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Our History

The Rich Heritage of Our Childcare Facility

In February of 1951, the communicants of Holy Family Church in east McKinney opened "La Escuelita" (The Little School). Under the direction of Father Jose de Jesus Vega, a priest who had been sent from the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas, Holy Family began as a Latin-American nursery school created to care for small children whose parents were mainly agricultural laborers who worked each day in nearby fields.

For the past 65 years, Holy Family School has continued the original mission of Father Vega and his wife, Maria Luisa Cardenas Vega. As the first school director, Mrs. Vega wanted each student to be kindergarten-ready, healthy, happy, and active. Through daily chapel sessions, the Vega Family kept Christian education and values at the forefront of life inside Holy Family School.


Doty School

Built in the early 1900s, Doty School was McKinney's African-American segregated school until 1970. For many years, it served as a local school for grades one through twelve. In 2002, Holy Family School acquired the property and began the process of renovating the building while honoring the heritage of Doty School. Today, it is now called Holy Family School, and an original painting of the Doty School hangs in our hall.

Present Holy Family School

Today more than ever, we serve a diverse population. Many children attend Holy Family School because their parents want them to be part of the beautiful culture of our school. Regardless of social or economic status, our children are given the skills to thrive and the latest in early education research.

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Further Details

Holy Family School is licensed through the Texas Department of Family & Protective Services (formerly the Texas Department of Protective & Regulatory Services). We are also a Designated Vendor for Childcare Services (CCS). You may find us listed on the DFPS website.

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