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CCAMPIS

(CCAMPIS-Child Care Access Means Parents in School Program)

CCAMPIS is a federal grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

CCAMPIS GOAL

The goal of CCAMPIS is to assist low -income students who are taking 6 or more credit hours with child care expenses so that they persist and graduate. The CCAMPIS program provides childcare funding to achieve grant outcomes emphasizing student parent enrollment, persistence and graduation.  We encourage CCAMPIS students to understand these outcome goals.  CCAMPIS is a 4-year federal grant through the US Department of Education, but is always dependent on funds available from the Department of Education at the federal level.

CCAMPIS MISSION Statement

Our mission is to promote and support student achievement while attending FDTC.

Eligibility

  • Student Must be Currently Enrolled or a New Enrolled student
  • Eligible for a Pell Grant
  • GPA is 2.0 or higher
  • Good Academic Standards
  • 6 or more credit hours
  • Based on your income (Sliding Scale)
  • Can’t be eligible for any other government assistance

Program Requirements

  • All student parents must be enrolled throughout the entire semester in order to continue to qualify for childcare benefits. ( Apply each semester)
  • Parents must volunteer (3 hours) at their child’s daycare for one event per semester.
  • Parents must attend the annual CCAMPIS Orientation and 1 (one) parent/child program/activity per semester.
  • Parents must complete an annual evaluation of their program, care and personal experience with CCAMPIS to receive ongoing funding.
  • Parents must attend mandatory workshops per semester.
  • Student parents who graduate are required to complete a post-graduation survey on their enrollment, ability to persist in studies and employability outcomes with CCAMPIS support.
  • Student parents who are unable to meet these program requirements will be ineligible for CCAMPIS funding.
  • Student must provide the Director of CCAMPIS with a copy of their class schedule every semester.

Enrolled Student:

Student must be enrolled in 6 credit hours or more. Students must be currently enrolled or a new enrolled student.

Pell Grant Eligible:

Students must submit a FAFSA (Federal Student Aid Application). CCAMPIS Director must verify from the Financial Aid department whether you are eligible for a Pell grant.

Good Academic Standards:

Student is considered in good standards when their FDTC cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) is a 2.0 or higher. Not on academic suspension!

Low Income:

This program is designed to serve low-income families. The scale is based on a sliding scale from the Department of Education. This scale is used to determine the student eligibility for this program. It is based on household size and income. Students must bring in either their paystubs or their tax information. If the student has no income the student must provide us with a Non-filer form.

How to apply

*If you feel you have met these requirements listed above please feel free to apply

Pick up an application, or Print an application yourself

Student must fill out the following forms or complete the following forms

  1. Application
  2. CCAMPIS Eligibility and Consent form
  3. Verification Form
  4. CCAMPIS Approved Daycare facilities
  5. Bring in their last two pay stubs or your Tax forms (1040, 1040A, 1040EZ)

Parents Resource links

While involved in the CCAMPIS program, students must

  • Meet regularly with the CCAMPIS Director when necessary.
  • Attend two or more CCAMPIS Workshops during an academic per semester.
  • Volunteer at their child's daycare for 3 hours per semester.
  • Remain in good academic standards with FDTC.
  • Maintain a 2.0 or higher GPA for their program.
  • Notify the CCAMPIS Director of any changes in their schedule, such as dropped courses, withdrawn courses, added courses or change major.
  • Communicate with the CCAMPIS Director by responding to emails, telephone calls etc.
  • Stay in good standards with the daycare provider & ensure that all financial responsibility is met at all time.
  • Notify the daycare provider if he or she is late picking up their child/children.
  • Remain in good judicial standing with FDTC.

Student May Become Ineligible for Future Funds

  • Outstanding Balance at current or previous daycare facilities.
  • Failure to do workshops
  • Failure to do volunteer hours
  • Failure to do one on one orientation
  • Maintain their GPA of a 2.0 or higher
  • Withdraw or drop courses below 6 credit hours

Selecting a daycare facility for your child is a huge decision for a parent. It should not be taken lightly on the daycare it parent has selected for his or her child. There are numerous daycare facilities throughout our counties, it can be very difficult to determine the daycare of your choices. Make sure before you take or assign your child up for a day care, please asks questions!

Here are a few questions you may want to ask the director while touring the daycare facility:

  • Is the daycare an ABC Licensed Facility?
  • Is this daycare certified?
  • Is the hour flexible to pick/drop off my child?
  • What is the caregiver to child ratio?
  • What is your sick policy?
  • What additional fees I may need to know about?
  • Do your charge a late fee etc.?
  • What are your registration fees?
  • What are some learning techniques you may teach my child?
  • How much notice does a parent need if we want to remove our child/children from a daycare?

Important Dates for Application: Will be announced at a later date.

  • "Since I’ve been in this program with FDTC, Little Promise Daycare has helped me out with so much with my babies. They take the time out to teach my kids things that they need to know, from my son saying his abc’s to my daughter learning how to sit up and hold her bottle. They have impressed me with so much with spending that one on one time with them and treating them as if they are their own. I am very thankful to be one of the students that was chosen to be in this program. And also to have my kids to experience life learning things that they will need to know."
  • "Before receiving the child care assistance I had a hard time being able to put in much needed study at the school after school hours. Because of this program I am now doing a lot better in class! Great program and greatly appreciated!"
  • "The CCAMPIS program has lifted a huge weight off of my shoulders by helping to provide child care services so that I may attend class. As a single mother, it is hard to find the time to be able to work, go to school, and spend time with your child. Through the CCAMPIS program I have been able to attend class full-time and spend quality time with my child, instead of wondering how I would be able to afford daycare week to week for me to attend class. The CCAMPIS program has also enabled me to have more study time outside of class where I can focus and get my homework done. In addition to helping me further my education, the daycare provided for my child through this program has also been exceptional. Everyone knows my child personally and really made both of us feel welcome. My child loves going each day, and the safe and loving environment allows me to go to class without having to worry about my child during the day. I would highly recommend the CCAMPIS program to any other parent who is tying to find a way to further their education. "
 

Frequently ask questions about the program

 

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Contact Information

Melissa Cooper
Phone Number: 843-413-2706
Email Address: Melissa.Cooper@fdtc.edu
Office: Florence Site (Main Campus)
100 Building Room 106

Office Hours: 8:00 AM -5:30 Monday – Tuesday -Wednesday 8:00 AM- 4:30 PM, &Thursday until 12:00 PM

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