The CCAMPIS grant enables parents to complete degrees at MDC. One of the biggest barriers for parents who want to earn a college degree and advance their careers is the availability of high-quality, affordable child care. To address this problem, MDC has been awarded a Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The CCAMPIS grant pays for tuition for children of student- parents enrolled in a degree-seeking program to attend Exploration Station, the preschool at MDC. “For low-income families, this opportunity to get high-quality child care is vital,” said Dr. Susan Neimand, dean of MDC’s School of Education. “We have 11 parents who have completed college degree programs here as a result of CCAMPIS, and three of those earned bachelor’s degrees. We presently have another 44 student-parents in the program who receive CCAMPIS benefits.” One beneficiary of the CCAMPIS grant is Kimberly Cherubin, a single mother with three young children, who were all able to attend Exploration Station. “MDC’s Single Stop Student Services informed me of the CCAMPIS grant,” Cherubin said. “If it hadn’t been for CCAMPIS and the help it provided to subsidize the tuition costs for my kids to attend the Exploration Station, it would not have been possible for me to earn my degree. I am grateful to MDC.”
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