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Funding Will Support Care for Children of Students Attending Postsecondary Classes at MCC

Schumer: Funding Will Allow Rochester Parents To Pursue Education Necessary For Today's Jobs

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the Department of Education will provide a total of $179,341 to Monroe Community College in Rochester through the Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) Program. CCAMPIS supports lowincome parents in their pursuit of postsecondary education by providing campusbased child care services.
"This funding will help Rochester area parents get the education they need to support their families in today's economy," said Schumer. "CCAMPIS is a great program that opens the door to higher education for lowincome parents who might otherwise be unable to pursue their dreams and compete in the workforce. I am proud to support Monroe Community College and CCAMPIS in this critical effort."
CCAMPIS funds will be used to support or establish a campusbased child care program that primarily serves the needs of lowincome students enrolled at MCC. In addition, the funds may be used to provide before and afterschool services at MCC to the extent that doing so will support lowincome parents in their studies. In 2008, the CCAMPIS program provided more than $15 million to 170 schools nationwide to provide childcare services for students.
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