Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) Program
The Carl & Norma Miller Children’s Center (Children's Center) provides a child care and early education program for the diverse population of Frederick Community College (FCC) students, staff, faculty, and surrounding community members. Our mission is to allow parents to engage in study or work knowing their children are receiving quality early learning experiences to prepare them for success in school, thus contributing to college, career, and life readiness.
The Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) program supports eligible FCC students by providing increased access to affordable on-campus child care services at the Children's Center. Student-parents who are accepted into the program will receive a voucher to help cover the cost of child care services provided by the Children's Center. The CCAMPIS program is funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
CCAMPIS Program Information
Qualified applicants must:
Following acceptance into the program, students will need to:
- Be pell-eligible
- Be enrolled at FCC in a credit degree or certificate program
- Agree to meet with an academic advisor
- Have a GPA of 2.0 or greater (if a current student)
- Reapply each semester
- Submit an application for child care to the Carl & Norma Miller Children’s Center
- Maintain a GPA of 2.0
- Meet with an advisor
- Notify the CCAMPIS advisor if there are changes in enrollment
- Complete surveys about the program
- Attend Children’s Center parent-teacher conferences
- Reapply each semester
- Complete the student agreement
The Children's Center
The Children’s Center offers a child-centered and state-approved curriculum that promotes social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development through active thinking and experimenting. The curriculum, which aligns with the state’s Common Core standards, is anti-bias and values the diversity and uniqueness of each child and family. When children leave our program they are independent, self-confident learners.
The Children’s Center offers care from 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. To accommodate students' schedules, we offer full-time or part-time care and full-day or part-time morning care. Our developmentally appropriate educational programs are provided for infants as young as six weeks, toddlers, preschool, and school-aged children (during the summer months).
In operation for more than 20 years, the Children's Center is nationally accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and participates in the Maryland EXCELS program at the highest level. A program that participates in Maryland EXCELS is one that has achieved a quality rating based on nationally recognized standards and best practices that exceed state licensing requirements and that is committed to continuous quality improvement.
Student Support Services
FCC has several resources that provide assistance to student parents. Adult Services offers a variety of services for adults returning to college including information about special services for single parents, single pregnant women and displaced homemakers, workshops, and referrals to College and community resources. The FCC Foundation also offers financial assistance to students needing child care.
In addition to financial assistance, the College provides various resources to help students meet their educational goals. Through Counseling and Advising, the new student orientation provides students with a general overview of all College services and resources that are available to assist them during their course of study.
Director, Carl & Norma Miller Children’s Center
Building M, (M-100)
Director, Adult Services
Annapolis Hall, (A-103)
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