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Child Care Grants for Parents

Child Care Grants for Parents

The early years of a child’s life are critical for healthy development. While you work toward the future, let us help in the here and now. STLCC helps connect students with child care grants and even offers a child development center for students to use.

Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) Program is a federally-funded grant that helps parents in college who qualify for Pell grants. The program covers a portion of child care costs for children six weeks to 12 years of age.

Apply for the Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) grant

To apply, please submit:

Application Dates

CCAMPIS applications are accepted at the start of each semester and continues until two weeks before the end of the semester. Check opening dates below.

Fall 2023 Semester

  • Application Open Date: Aug. 1, 2023
  • Priority Application Submission: Aug. 15, 2023

Spring 2024 Semester

  • Application open date: Dec. 19, 2023
  • Priority Application Submission: Jan. 9, 2024

Frequently Asked Questions

You must be an STLCC student enrolled in credit course(s), and you must be eligible for the Pell grant. Pell eligibility is determined by completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The student’s children must be between 6 weeks to 12 years old.

You do not need to be using your Pell grant to receive a CCAMPIS grant; however, you must be Pell eligible as determined by the FAFSA. You can find out if you are Pell eligible by viewing your Student Aid Report (SAR). For assistance accessing and downloading your SAR, please see “How to Save Your Student Aid Report as a PDF.”

Yes! You must be enrolled at STLCC to qualify, but we will consider your time spent on courses at other institutions when determining your CCAMPIS award. Please include this information with your CCAMPIS Application.

If you receive state funds, the state amount is applied first and the CCAMPIS grant assists with your co-pay.

The CCAMPIS application packet consists of three required documents:

  • CCAMPIS application
  • An official STLCC Student Schedule/Bill (No internet copies)
  • Your Student Aid Report (SAR)

Yes. If you and your partner are both Pell eligible, you can both apply. The CCAMPIS Project Coordinator will send each person their own approval letter, and the awards can be used to cover the childcare costs of the same child and/or children.

All CCAMPIS application packets must be submitted via email to CCAMPIS@stlcc.edu If you need assistance completing or submitting your application, please contact the CCAMPIS Project Coordinator at 314-513-4209 or 314-644-9149 or one of the Student Advocacy & Resource Center coordinators below:



Florissant Valley/

Danielle Lusk

Forest Park  

Candice Pinkins

Meramec/South County

Mayuko McGuire

The CCAMPIS Project Coordinator will send an award letter by email to your official my.stlcc.edu account within the first week of each semester during the standard 16-week Fall or Spring semester. You are responsible for providing the award letter to your CCAMPIS approved licensed or accredited childcare center.

The awarded CCAMPIS grant money is paid directly from St. Louis Community College to the child care center or school district.

CCAMPIS funding is limited. The initial award calculated any time spent in clinical, practicum, and study sessions. However, you can speak to the CCAMPIS Project Coordinator to learn about other resources that may be available.

Students need to apply each semester for the CCAMPIS grant, as the award is determined based on your current class schedule. You must resubmit an application and include your official STLCC class schedule.


As part of the CCAMPIS program, you are required to complete an online survey and attend at least one workshop per semester (Fall and Spring). Check your STLCC student email and/or contact the CCAMPIS Project Coordinator to find out when workshops are available.

Failure to meet these expectations will eliminate your eligibility to receive funding through this federal program!

The CCAMPIS grant can be used at the Child Development Laboratory Center at STLCC-Florissant Valley, or any other licensed and accredited, childcare center. The center must agree to participate in the program, with the understanding that they will be paid on a monthly basis through the College after submitting an invoice.

School-age children may attend schools that are accredited for before-school and after-school care.

Current Vendor List (If you do not see your childcare center on the list, contact the CCAMPIS Project Coordinator):

  • Florissant Valley Child Development Laboratory Center
  • Forest Park Child Development Laboratory Center
  • Al Salam Day School Early Childhood Care
  • Apple Tree Academy
  • Children First LC
  • DUMAS Bilingual Child Development Center
  • Holy Spirit
  • Just 4 Us Childcare, Inc.
  • KinderCare Locations
  • Little Precious Angels Children’s LLC
  • YWCA

To participate in the CCAMPIS program childcare providers must be licensed or accredited and approved by the CCAMPIS Project Coordinator. The provider must also agree to participate in the program, complete appropriate documentation, and submit monthly invoices for payment. The CCAMPIS Project Coordinator can assist you in determining if your provider has already been approved. The Project Coordinator can also guide eligible providers through the approval process if they are interested in participating.

The CCAMPIS grant can be used to pay for registration; however, the childcare center must make the final decision as to whether the money can be used for registration.

The registration fee will be taken from the total award and will reduce the amount left for childcare costs.

No. CCAMPIS grant funds are not transferrable to a different semester.

If there is funding, CCAMPIS grants can be used for summer courses.

At this time, we do not have any accredited and licensed child care centers that offer night care.

For more information, visit the CCAMPIS office on your home campus.

Florissant Valley

Child Development Center
6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon-Thurs

Noelia Quiroz

Forest Park

Location: SC-255
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon-Thurs
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Fri

Candice Pinkins

Meramec and South County

Location: AD-130
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon-Thurs
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Fri

Mayuko McGuire


By appointment

Danielle Lusk

Harrison Center

By appointment

Candice Pinkins

CCAMPIS Project Coordinator


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