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What is the CCAMPIS Grant?

The United States Department of Education has awarded nearly $800,000 to Southwest Tennessee Community College to support its Childcare Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) Program. The grant will fund care for 45 children of Pell Grant-eligible students pursuing an associate degree. The CCAMPIS Program initially will roll out at the nationally accredited Early Childhood Education Center on the Union Avenue Campus. The program serves children from 2½ to 5 years old. The CCAMPIS grant is a tremendous opportunity for Southwest to not only serve more students, but also to support the next generation and offer the entire family holistic opportunities for growth.

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) recognizes the center for its commitment to quality care. Southwest cares for nearly 150 children at centers on its Union Avenue and Macon Cove campuses. Both childcare centers have received the highest ratings from Tennessee’s Star Quality Program.

Who We Serve

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The grant will fund care for 45 children of Pell Grant-eligible students pursuing an associate degree. The CCAMPIS Program initially will roll out at the nationally accredited Early Childhood Education Center on the Union Avenue Campus. The program serves children from 2½ to 5 years old.

Participation Requirements

Participation includes:

  • Participation in at least two parent functions at the child care center except for the Summer semester.
  • Volunteer at least six hours in the child care (Spring, Fall, Extended Summer, and both Summer semester or 4 hours one Summer)
  • Report grades within two weeks of the end of each semester.
  • Keep all information current and up to date, including withdrawal from classes, address and phone number change.
  • Apply at our CCAMPIS Scholarship Form

Get More Information

For more information please contact Mary Palmer at mpalmer@southwest.tn.edu or 901-333-5233.