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:
- Be pell-eligible
- Be enrolled in at least six credits of coursework toward a degree or certificate at FCC.
- Have a GPA of 2.0 or greater (if a current student)
- Submit an application for child care to the Carl & Norma Miller Children’s Center
For students new to the CCAMPIS program, application deadlines will be:
- July 15 for the Fall Semester
- December 1 for the Spring Semester
- April 15 for the Summer Semester
Following acceptance into the program, students will need to:
- Maintain a GPA of 2.0
- Meet with CCAMPIS Student Parent Coordinator
- Notify the CCAMPIS Student Parent Coordinator if there are changes in enrollment at FCC
- Complete surveys about the program
- Attend Children’s Center parent-teacher conferences
- 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 7:30 am – 5:00 pm 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. The Student Success Programs office offers beneficial services for student parents including success workshops, information about special services for single parents, single pregnant women and displaced homemakers, along with referrals to College and community resources and other activities geared toward student success and retention.
In addition to financial assistance, the College provides various resources to help students meet their educational goals. Through Career & Academic Planning Services, the new student orientation provides students with a general overview of all College services and resources available to assist them during their course of study.
Student Success Programs
Annapolis Hall, A-103
Director, The Carl & Norma Miller Children’s Center
CCAMPIS Student Parent Coordinator
Annapolis Hall, A-103