Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) is a federal grant awarded to the Metropolitan School of Professional Studies (MSPS) at The Catholic University of America (CUA) by the U.S. Department of Education to assist parents and guardians successfully complete their undergraduate study. We may be unable to assist all who apply because these federal funds are limited and have eligibility requirements.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. You must be currently admitted as a degree-seeking undergraduate student in MSPS.
  2. You must be registered for classes in the same semester or term for which you are applying for benefits. For benefits in the fall or spring semesters, you must be registered for at least 12 credits at MSPS in that semester. For each summer term, you must be registered for at least 3 credits at MSPS in that term and at least 12 credits in MSPS in the fall semester that follows it.
  3. You must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 in courses taken to date at CUA. (Not applicable to newly admitted students.)
  4. You must currently receive a Pell Grant or be eligible to receive a Pell Grant based on the Expected Family Contribution computed by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
  5. You must agree to attend one MSPS parent/guardian meeting during each term or semester in which you receive assistance under this program and to complete questionnaires and/or surveys intended to help us monitor the quality and impact of the program.
  6. Your household income must be below 250 percent of the 2018 federal poverty line, or $41,150., as documented by your most recent federal income tax form or other documentation.
  7. Children of a Metro student who is their parent or legal guardian are eligible.

Available Assistance
Under the CCAMPIS assistance program, participating parents and guardians will be able to receive a subsidized rate for scheduled child care services provided by Learning Care Group for child care during hours the parents and guardians are engaged in activities related to their CUA courses.  A list of Learning Care Group facilities in the Metropolitan Washington area is attached to this document. The subsidy will not be paid directly to the student; rather, the university will pay the subsidy to Learning Care Group on the student’s behalf. The student will remain responsible for the remainder of the student’s bill with Learning Care Group.

Costs
- A student with household income of $24,690 or less will receive a 26% subsidy against the published rate for child care at any Learning Care Group facility.
- A student with household income from $24,691 to $32,920 will receive a 21% subsidy against the published rate for child care at any Learning Care Group facility.
- A student with household income from $32,921 to $41,150 will receive a 16% subsidy against the published rate for child care at any Learning Care Group facility.
- A student with household income of $41,151 or more is not eligible for any subsidy under this program.

Application Process
Complete the attached application and submit it via email to metro-ccampis@cua.edu by the following deadlines:
- Applications to start in Spring 2021 semester should be submitted by November 15.
- Applications to start in Summer 2021 semester should be submitted by April 15.
- Applications to start in Fall 2021 semester should be submitted by July 15.


Late applications will be accepted to the extent available funds remain.
Once you are approved for CCAMPIS benefits through MSPS, you must register with Learning Care Group separately and be accepted before child care subsidies can commence.

Continuation of Benefits
This MSPS federal grant currently ends September 2021; we expect but cannot guarantee that it will be renewed annually beyond that date.  You must reapply each term or semester while the grant lasts but, once you have been approved to receive CCAMPIS subsidies, you will continue to receive benefits in each future term or semester in which your new application confirms you continue to meet all eligibility requirements. If you become ineligible or fail to reapply, then you will not be able to receive benefits that term or semester.  You can reapply any time after you regain your eligibility.

Learning Care Group facilities in the Washington Metropolitan Area 
La Petite Academy of Washington
https://www.lapetite.com/your-local-school/washington-dc-7122/
1 Michigan Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20010
Phone: 877.861.5078
Ages: 6 Weeks - 5 Years
Open: M-F, 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Everbrook Academy of Crystal City
https://www.everbrookacademy.com/our-schools/arlington-va-4001/
201 12th Street South Suite 102
Arlington, VA 22202
Phone: 866.222.0269
Ages: 6 Weeks - 5 Years
Open: M-F, 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
NEWLY REMODELED

Childtime of Bethesda
https://www.childtime.com/your-local-school/bethesda-md-0809/
4550 Montgomery Avenue 250n
Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: 877.624.2602
Ages: 6 Weeks - 5 Years
Open: M-F, 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM

Childtime of Alexandria
https://www.childtime.com/your-local-school/alexandria-va-1055/
2272 Huntington Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22303
Phone: 877.624.2602
Ages: 6 Weeks - 12 Years
Open: M-F, 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Distance: 8 miles

Childtime of Silver Spring
https://www.childtime.com/your-local-school/0813-childtime-of-silver-springs-md/
10800 Lockwood Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20901
Phone: 877.624.2602
Ages: 6 Weeks - 5 Years
Open: M-F, 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
NEWLY REMODELED

La Petite Academy of Alexandria
https://www.lapetite.com/your-local-school/alexandria-va-7125/
6175 Charles Arrington Drive
Alexandria, VA 22310
Phone: 877.861.5078
Ages: 6 Weeks - 12 Years
Open: M-F, 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM