Highland Community College receives grant for student childcare services

FREEPORT (WREX) — Highland Community College will get $30,000 from the federal government to help provide campus-based child care services to parents trying to get a college education.

The grant comes from the Department of Education’s Child Care Access Mean Parents in School Program (CCAMPIS).

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D) 17th District sits on the Appropriations Committee, which oversees the Department of Education.

“Access to affordable, dependable child care is crucial to parenting students’ ability to continue their education,” Congresswoman Bustos said. “This federal investment will help provide more opportunity to those in the Freeport  region and meet the needs of non-traditional students. I’ll continue to work to secure the resources needed to overcome barriers like this and make our region a great place to live, work and raise a family.”

“Now Highland students will have access to reliable, part-time and variably-scheduled child care,” said Tim Hood, President of Highland Community College. “This CCampis grant is exactly the resource we need to provide increased access to this important support. We are looking forward to working with campus partners to put this into action.”

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