Child Care

What is the Childcare Assistance Grant?

Funded by the US Department of Education, the federal Child Care Access Means Parents in School Program (CCAMPIS) provides funding for childcare based on a sliding scale. It is to help Collin College students with childcare costs. Childcare services are proved at the Collin College Lab School located on the Plano Campus and other partnering NAEYC accredited center.


How does the Childcare Assistance Grant work?

Students who meet the eligibility requirements of the grant may submit an application. Based on available funding, student need, and spots in the childcare center based on age, and a portion of child care costs will be paid directly to the child care center.


Eligibility CCAMPIS Eligibility requirements

  • Must have qualified for Federal Pell Grant through the FAFSA application.
  • Students must be enrolled in 12 or more credit hours in the fall and spring semesters. For summer 9 credits is considered full time or 3/6 credit hours in the summer and needs to show working hours.
  • Students must be in good standing and have a GPA of 2.0 or higher.


Apply Now

We are currently out of childcare grant funds for this school year. Please check back to see an update new application deadline when more funds are available.

Please Contact Madeline Hudson if you have additional questions. Application plus all additional materials can be submitted to the Child Development lab School or emailed to



Application Materials

  • Applicants must provide with the application: degree plan, current transcript with GPA, childbirth certificate of the child being enrolled, child social security card, current semester schedule, and FAFSA Student Aid Report that shows student received Pell Grant. If applicable, proof of military status.


Additional Requirement

If you are selected for the childcare grant the parents will follow all rules and regulation according to the center that they are administrated to.

Also the Collin Students will need to complete additional requirement.

  • Must continue to qualify and re-apply at the end of each semester.
  • Must participate in all parent-teacher conferences.
  • Must participate in two-parent workshops each semester, including the summer semester.
  • Must volunteer at the enrolled child care center for at least 4 hours in the spring and fall semester and 2 hours in the summer semester.
  • Meet with CCAMPIS Coordinator at least twice a month.
  • Must have excused absences and have good attendance.



  • While participating in the program, the students will be required to partake in 2 parent workshops each semester, including the summer semester.
  • Meet with CCAMPIS Coordinator at least twice a month.
  • Volunteer at the enrolled child care center for at least 4 hours in the fall and spring semesters and 2 hours in the summer semester.


Childcare Center Location

  • After the students get confirmation that they will be receiving the grant. The student will work closely with the grant coordinator to be placed in a childcare center that best fits the students and their children. Partnering cents are located in Plano and Frisco. Future partnering childcare locations to come.


Madeline Hudson 

CCAMPIS Grant Coordinator - Collin College Child Development Lab School

Ph: 972-516-5031