Federal Grant Assists Student Parents with Childcare Expenses at College’s Children’s Campus
A US Department of Education grant is offering assistance with childcare expenses for parents enrolled at Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) in Branchburg.
The “Child Care Access Means Parents in School” (CCAMPIS) grant, which totals approximately $80,000, offers support to student parents to help them remain in college in order to achieve their educational goals.
Student parents face a unique set of obstacles as they juggle the demands of parenting while also taking classes and working. The grant helps alleviate some of that stress by helping to pay for childcare at the Children’s Campus Preschool and Childcare Center at RVCC while students are enrolled at the College.
In addition, a CCAMPIS Coordinator connects student parents to academic and emotional support to help them be successful in college. The CCAMPIS program aligns well with RVCC’S efforts to close the equity gap that persists with underserved populations by eliminating barriers to student success both in and out of the classroom.
Located at RVCC, the Children’s Campus Preschool and Childcare Center offers preschool and childcare for children ages three months to five years. The Center is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 12 months a year. It is licensed by the State of New Jersey and complies with all state licensing regulations. Each classroom is staffed with a full-time, certified early childhood or infant-toddler educator. The Children’s Campus serves RVCC employees, students, and the surrounding community.
For additional information about the CCAMPIS grant and the Children’s Campus, call 908-231-8807, email email@example.com, or visit www.raritanval.edu/childcare.
RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.
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November 9, 2022
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