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Texas A&M-Kingsville receives nearly $1.8 million for child care for parent-students

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KINGSVILLE (November 22, 2022) — Dr. Maria Martinez, associate vice president for student access at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, recently received notice of a $1.767 million grant from the United States Department of Education for the project entitled Texas A&M University-Kingsville Child Care Means Parents in School.

 

The funds will be used for the CCAMPIS (Child Care Access Means Parents in School) program aimed at bringing parents with small children back to class by providing quality care at the Marc Cisneros Center for Young Children (MCCYC).

 

In addition to child care, the parent-students will receive supportive services through mentoring, academic workshops, financial planning workshops and self-advocacy workshops.

 

“Student Access is honored to partner with the wonderful MCCYC team on the CCAMPIS project,” said Martinez. “We are very grateful that the CCAMPIS program funding will provide holistic-centered programming and support for TAMUK parent-students and their children.”

 

Over the course of the four-year grant cycle, Martinez said the goal is to serve 70 parent-students and 100 early childhood participants.

 

In order to qualify for the CCAMPIS program, Martinez said parent-students must be enrolled at the university working toward a degree, must complete a FAFSA every year and be Pell eligible.

 

A CCAMPIS website link containing the application will be available shortly on the MCCYC and Student Access websites. Martinez said students will be recruited for the grant project from qualifying parents at the MCCYC and through social media and collaborative recruitment events. Currently enrolled students and parent-students who have stopped coming to school because of day care costs will also be considered for the grant project. For more information, call 361-593-2129.

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