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Now accepting applications for Childcare Assistance Program scholarships!

9 Sep 2019

ISU Child Care & Family Services is accepting applications for the Childcare Assistance Program (CAP). This scholarship program is available to both graduate and undergraduate student parents who have out-of-pocket costs for child care services. Eligible student parents may receive up to $750 per semester. Students with the highest financial need receive priority consideration. Full eligibility guidelines and application instructions are available here.

State-Wide Voluntary Preschool Program for 4 Year-Old Children at UCC

13 Jun 2019

University Community Childcare partners with the Ames Community School District/Northwood Preschool Center to provide 10 hours of FREE preschool each week for children who turn four-years-old on or before September 15, 2019. 

Summer Care for School Age Kids!

17 Apr 2019

School’s out for summer…very soon! Are you still wondering what you will do to keep your K-5th grade child busy this summer?

Child care scholarships still available!

4 Feb 2019

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

All undergraduate student parents are encouraged to apply, regardless of classification or credit load. Apply today by visiting:

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."