Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-Rockland/Westchester) announced Tuesday that Rockland Community College will receive an $84,723 U.S. Department of Education grant.
The money will go to child care services for RCC students at the Campus Fun & Learn Center, part of the Theresa Morahan Center for Children and Families. “We are very pleased that thanks to the CCAMPIS Grant, the Campus Fun & Learn Center in the Theresa Morahan Center for Children and Families will receive direct support for students to enroll their children in quality child care on campus,” said RCC President Dr. Cliff L. Wood. “The college is pleased to work collaboratively with the child care center to help adult students succeed by supporting their child care needs.”
The grant comes through the Department of Education's Child Care Means Parents in School Program (CCAMPIS).
"Opening up opportunities for women and families in our schools as well as our workforce requires ensuring they have access to quality affordable child care services," Lowey said. "This federal investment will help Rockland Community College students pursue their education while ensuring their children are cared for.”