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Child Care

Stipends Available for Pima Students

The new Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) initiative offers assistance to eligible Pima Community College student-parents in completing their education. Thanks to federal funding, CCAMPIS subsidizes the cost of childcare at the Desert Vista Child Care Center or other Arizona Department of Economic Security-licensed child care programs that have an agreement with the college.

Complete the application to be considered for funding or enrollment at Desert Vista Child Care Center or a DES-licensed facility with an agreement with the College.

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Eligibility Requirements
  • Enrolled full-time (at least 12 credits) at Pima
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident (or student in U.S. for temporary purpose)
  • Maintain at least a 2.0 GPA
  • Legal, physical, custodial parent to a child age birth to 12 years old
  • Pell Grant recipient or Pell Grant eligible
  • Completed FAFSA on file
  • DES-eligible for child care

Program Requirements

  • Meet with the CCAMPIS Coach/Advisor at least once a month to discuss any services needed to be successful
  • Consistent attendance at the child care center being used with CCAMPIS funds; follow parent rules and responsibilities
  • Attend all family engagement and parenting education activities
  • Report any changes in your Pima enrollment
  • Pay any co-payment for child care not covered by CCAMPIS
  • At the end of the semester, complete a survey about CCAMPIS

For a list of other child care programs that have an agreement with Pima, please contact the CCAMPIS Program Manager or visit the CCAMPIS program.


Julie Mendivil, CCAMPIS Program Manager
Pueblo Building, Room A-136, Desert Vista Campus, 5901 S. Calle Santa Cruz.


For Spanish Speakers, Please Contact Connie Espinoza at 520-206-5338.

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