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ISU Child Care & Family Resources

A Unit of University Human Resources

Whether you need assistance looking for child care services, resources, or developing networks, we can help. The office of ISU Child Care & Family Resources is available to provide assistance as you develop a system of care and support for your family. We have many resources on our website, including child care services, scholarships, upcoming events, student parent resources and so much more. If you have any questions about the services we offer, please do not hesitate to contact our office. We look forward to hearing from you!

News & Important Dates

Child Care Openings Spring 2019

2 Nov 2018

University Community Childcare, accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, has openings in the spring for the programs listed below.  UCC is housed at 2623 Bruner Dr. on the north side of the ISU campus.  A sliding fee scale is available for qualified families.  For more information to to enroll your child, contact us.

Scholarships Available for ISU Students With Children

8 Aug 2018

CAP (Childcare Assistance Program) provides scholarships to assist student parents with their child care expenses while they are attending ISU. Students may be awarded up to $750 per academic semester.

All student parents are encouraged to apply, regardless of classification or credit load. Deadline to apply is Sep 30, 2018.

LilyPad Learning Center Open House

19 Jun 2018

When: Thu., 21 June 2018, 5:00pm to 7:00pm and Fri., 22 June 2018, 12:00pm-2:00pm
Where: Iowa State University Research Park, 3500 University Blvd, Suite 102

Congress triples federal funding for low-income student parents

27 Apr 2018

"The omnibus spending package passed last month reversed that, marking the first new federal investment in student parents since Congress authorized the Child Care Access Means Parents in School program (CCAMPIS) in 1998. The spending increase -- from $15 million to $50 million -- was among a slate of new funding for college access and student aid programs. CCAMPIS provides grant awards on four-year cycles to colleges that support childcare on campus."

Understanding the New College Majority

24 Apr 2018

"Roughly half of independent college students, or 4.8 million students, are parents of dependent children"