Child Care Access Means Parents in School Program (CCAMPIS)

  • What is CCAMPIS?What is CCAMPIS?

    • Authorized by the Higher Education Act and administered by the US Department of Education, CCAMPIS helps low income student-parents stay in school and graduate.
    • The project is fully funded by the US Department of Education.
    • IUP was awarded $164,361 every year for four years (2017–21).

    Who is eligible?Who is Eligible?

    • IUP student-parents enrolled in at least six credits
    • Pell grant eligible or an annual family income at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty guideline

    What will you receive?

    • Child care scholarship

    • Mentoring and coaching

      • Program coordinator serves as mentor and supports your academic goals
    • Resource referrals

      • Program coordinator connects you with university and community resources

    What do I have to do?

    • Apply


    • Meet with mentor

      Meet with mentor

      • Each student-parent meets with coordinator to review academic progress
    • Monitor child growth

      Monitor child growth with coordinator

      • Each student-parent works with coordinator to monitor their child’s development
    • Attend parent workshops

      Attend parent workshops

      • Each student-parent attends workshops that support parenting

    Office Hours

    Monday(s) and Wednesday(s) 12:30–3:00

    Contact Information

    Dr. Kalani Palmer, PhD, CFLE
    Indiana University of Pennsylvania
    207 Ackerman Hall
    Indiana, PA 15705
    Phone: 724-357-2336 
    Fax: 724-357-5941