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Child Care

Desert Vista Early Learning Center 

Pima Community College's exciting NEW program for 3-5 year olds! 

After years of planning and preparation Pima Community College will once again be able to offer an on-campus preschool for student-parents. This project has been made possible through a collaboration with our community partners Child Parent Centers, Inc., Pima County PEEPS Program, United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona, and through funding from the US Department of Education, CCAMPIS grant. 

  • 20 preschool slots will be available for children, ages 3-5, fully potty trained.
  • For more information contact: 
    Julie Mendivil, CCAMPIS Program Manager
    520-206-5205
    Pueblo Building, Room A-136, Desert Vista Campus, 5901 S. Calle Santa Cruz.
     

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.

CCAMPIS

Stipends Available for Pima Students

The Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) initiative offers assistance to eligible Pima Community College student-parents. By assisting in eliminating barriers to high quality child care, CCAMPIS will aid students 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.

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Eligibility Requirements
  • Currently enrolled at Pima
  • Pima county resident
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident (or student in U.S. for temporary purpose)
  • Maintain at least a 2.0 GPA and/or make satisfactory academic progress
  • 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 on a regular basis 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
  • Complete surveys related to CCAMPIS program

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.

Contact

Julie Mendivil, CCAMPIS Program Manager
520-206-5205
Pueblo Building, Room A-136, Desert Vista Campus, 5901 S. Calle Santa Cruz.

For Spanish Speakers:

Para información en español, comuníquese con Connie Espinoza al 520-206-5338


A Special Thank You to our Partners

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