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Temple University was selected as a recipient of a four year, $195,966 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to refund its Child Care Access Means Parents in Schools (CCAMPIS) Program. The program is run through the Family, School and Community Lab in the College of Education, and has started recruiting undergraduate participants to provide with free child care, academic success workshops, peer networking opportunities and individualized support. The CCAMPIS program will support 10-16 student-parents and fund their child care year-round through Montgomery Early Learning Centers, a day care with locations in the suburbs and West Philadelphia. Participants must qualify for a Pell Grant and have primary financial responsibility for their child, who must be age five or younger. Temple also once had a day care on Main Campus until 1995, when it was removed due to budget cuts. The program can also accommodate student-parents with multiple children, and program participants will remain in the program for the duration of their time at Temple, said Annemarie Hindman, associate professor of Early Childhood Education who is the program's principal investigator.

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