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Grant Provides Reduced Child Care Fees for Income-Eligible Students


Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Dunham Children’s Learning Center received a $103,923 CCAMPIS grant from the U.S. Department of Education to help reduce child care fees for eligible students.

CCAMPIS stands for Child Care Access Means Parents in School. The funding helps the Children’s Learning Center, which provides high-quality child care for the children of Penn College students and employees, to provide discounts to students whose children are enrolled at the center and whose income makes them eligible for federal Pell Grants. Reductions range from 25 to 75 percent off Children’s Learning Center fees, based on a student’s income as reported to the college’s Financial Aid Office.

Part of the CCAMPIS grant is also used to fund a part-time teacher assistant, who spends time in all four of the center’s classrooms to free regular staff members’ time for lesson planning, meetings with students and parents, and working on child assessments.

In addition to offering child care and early education, the Children’s Learning Center provides a working laboratory for students in the early childhood education department and other majors.

The center is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, through its Commission on Elementary Schools, and by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. It has received the highest rating – four stars – from the Pennsylvania Keystone STARS program.

To learn more about the Children’s Learning Center at Penn College, call 570-320-8026.

For more about grant-funding opportunities, faculty and staff may contact Grants & Sponsored Programs at ext. 7580 or through its Web portal.

For information about Penn College, a national leader in applied technology education and workforce development, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

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