Congresswomen Introduce Campus Child Care Legislation

March 07, 2016

books-933333_1920Earlier today, Congresswomen Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Katharine Clark (D-MA) introduced the "Child Care Access Means Parents in Schools (CCAMPIS) Improvement Act of 2016."

CCAMPIS is the only federal program that supports child care services on college campuses for low-income parents, and services are provided year-round. According to numerous studies, the number of parents attending college has grown significantly over the last 15 years and many colleges eliminated child care services, leaving parents with the burden of trying to find safe, quality care while balancing their course schedule.

This program is authorized under the "Higher Education Act," and CCAMPIS funds about 85 programs annually on a $15 million appropriation. The Duckworth/Clark bill would provide a permanent extension of the program at $67 million annually.

Child Care Aware® of America proudly endorses this legislation.

View a copy of the "Child Care Access Means Parents in Schools (CCAMPIS) Improvement Act" (PDF).

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Written by Jay Nichols