Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Office of Student Access

Child Care Access Means Parents in School


Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) is a federal grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education. 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). This project aims to provide critical support services for up to 70 student parents and 100 early childhood participants eligible for the TAMUK Child Care Access Means Parents in School Program (CCAMPIS) each year during the budget period. The CCAMPIS will implement services to meet participants’ needs from the beginning of their enrollment through graduation. The culmination of the following required and permissible services are designed to assist students in transitioning to college in their first year; increase self-exploration, leadership, financial literacy and career development in their second year; and lead to timely graduation. Supportive services include mentoring, academic workshops, financial planning workshops and self-advocacy workshops.

Program Goals:

  • Provide access to child care and early childhood development services
  • Provide academic support services, career planning, financial literacy
  • Increase persistence
  • Increase graduation rates

  • Development of an individual service plan and monitoring
  • Individualized and small group counseling/mentoring
  • Academic tutorial assistance
  • Academic support and parental involvement workshops
  • Career interest assessment/career exploration workshops
  • Individual degree plan reviews and graduation advisement sessions
  • Financial literacy workshops and financial aid advisement
  • Graduate school applications and admissions advisement
  • Skill building in critical thinking, communication, collaboration and self-advocacy
  • Referrals to cross agency resources
  • Community and business role model mentoring sessions
  • Academic, career exploration and cultural activities & events

In order to be eligible for TAMUK CCAMPIS, participants must meet the following criterion:

  • Undergraduate students must be receiving a PELL Grant or be PELL Grant eligible based on the Expected Family Contribution. A 2022-2023 FAFSA must be completed and on file with the Office of Financial Aid.
  • Graduate/Professional students enrolled full time at TAMUK may be eligible to receive CCAMPIS assistance pending verification of eligibility and Expected Family Contribution (EFC).
  • The applicant must be a TAMUK enrolled student and the parent(s)/legal guardian of the child(ren) enrolled.
  • The applicant must enroll their child (ren) at the Marc Cisneros Center for Young Children (MCCYC) Monday—Friday.
  • The MCCYC may request a copy of recent grades at any time during the academic year.
  • The applicant must comply with the parent policies of the Marc Cisneros Center for Young Children (MCCYC).
  • Applicant must participate in workshops and Saturday Academies.
  • Upon acceptance, the MCCYC Administration and the grant recipient shall sign an agreement outlining the responsibilities, rules and regulations of the child care grant.
  • CCAMPIS Grant funds are only for low-income, Pell-eligible student-parents and are contingent upon available funding.

In order to be considered for entry into the program, the following steps will need to be completed:

  • Download, complete and sign the CCAMPIS grant application below.
  • Submit the CCAMPIS Grant Application to mccyc@tamuk.edu
  • Submit the following supporting documents via document upload to the link that will be emailed to you after the application is submitted:
    • 2022-2023 Student Aid Report (SAR) for Expected Family Contribution (EFC). You can obtain your SAR by logging in to your FAFSA form and selecting “View SAR” from the “My FAFSA” page.


Selection process:

  1. Students submit application and required documentation.
  2. The assistance is awarded per semester, so families in need of continued assistance must reapply each semester.
  3. Limited amount of funding, so applications are taken on a first come, first served basis.
  4. The assistance is a sliding scale determined by your FAFSA EFC.
  5. Qualification is verified by the Office of Student Financial Aid.


If you have any questions please call (361) 593-2219 or email mccyc@tamuk.edu