Niagara County Community College was recently announced as a recipient of a funding award under the competitive U.S. Department of Education Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) program. The award was in the amount of $307,192 over four years. Through this program, both NCCC students and members of the community are eligible to enroll their children at the NCCC John R. Oishei Child Development Center (CDC) at an income-based, subsidized rate.
A press release stated, “NCCC is committed to serving our students and the local community by offering the best child care services possible at the lowest rate. In addition to offering subsidized child care, the CDC was recently able to utilize grant funding to perform a number of upgrades to its facilities including to the outdoor playground.”
Christine Duquin, director of the John R. Oishei Child Development Center, said, “I am excited to have both of our playgrounds resurfaced as we add new equipment to the area for the community to enjoy. As always, all of our facility upgrades are done with an eye toward increasing the usage, inclusion and safety for our children.”
NCCC said, “With the increased demand for child care services and specifically those from 0-18 months of age, the center is in the process of engaging professional architectural services to review our current space, to determine if expanded services are viable. The NCCC CDC is located in a state-of-the-art facility within the Campus Learning Commons that provides students and members of the community with peace of mind that their child is receiving the best possible care throughout the week. Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), parents can be assured their young children will participate in a developmentally appropriate early childhood curriculum with experienced, professional teachers and caregivers.”
Learn more at www.niagaracc.suny.edu/child-development/.