For the third time, the U.S. Department of Education has awarded the UNM Children’s Campus a four-year, $1.7 million Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) grant. The UNM Children’s Campus will receive $427,000 annually.
The DOE grant allows the Children's Campus to offer free or reduced childcare to Pell eligible student parents while they are in class, receiving tutoring, meeting with professors and participating in study groups.
The grant, which began on Oct. 1, has proven to be a beneficial resource for UNM students who either don’t need or can’t afford full-time care on a set schedule.
“I have been a stay at home dad for the last few years taking courses online as I was able to and I was not comfortable just sending my daughter anywhere,” said Ryan Martin, a UNM junior majoring in elementary education. “CCAMPIS has provided me the opportunity to go forth in my degree program. The UNM Children’s Campus gave me piece of mind and I am in awe at the amount of things my daughter is learning.”
For more information about the grant and CCAMPIS programs, visit UNM Children’s Campus.