Child Care Program

Child Care Program

This program is intended to provide financial assistance to low-income, parent students to enroll their child or children in high quality childcare centers located in PVCC service area.


  • Develop and provide parental education and resources to participating parent students
  • Provide academic support, advising and other wrap-around services to participating students and their child or children
  • Provide professional development and credentialing support to partnering childcare centers

General Eligibility:

Children- The age range for the dependent eligible children must be from birth to 6 years

  • The child or children of the applicant must be a legal dependent, which includes children by birth or adoption, foster children and children by court order; this program is only available to the legal, dependent children of eligible applicant.

Parent- To be eligible to apply and participate in the program, an applicant must

  • Be Pell-grant eligible and must have a completed FAFSA on file at the Financial Aid Office
  • Have demonstrated need and have childcare costs directly related to their being a student at PVCC
  • Be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours at the time of applying and maintain at least six credit hours to continue to participate in the program.
  • Not be receiving substantial childcare support from other sources

Activities and Benefits:

Your child has the opportunity to:

  • Develop and practice social skills
  • Think, reason, question and experiment
  • Develop fine and gross motor skills
  • Acquire language skills
  • Develop positive health, safety and nutritional habits
  • Express creativity
  • Learn about cultural diversity
  • Learn self-help skills
  • Develop a sense of responsibility and independence
  • Participate in a structured, pre-school program that offers learning activities throughout the day
  • Receive meals and snacks

Financial Assistance:

  • Parents with one eligible child will receive a maximum amount of $375 a month.
  • Parents with two eligible children will receive a maximum of $600 a month.

Registration Dates:

  • Fall semester registration for new children begins the 1st Monday in May.
  • Spring semester registration for new children begins the 1st Monday in December.
  • Summer Registration for new children begins the 1st Monday in April.

Registration is continuous until all space is filled.

Helpful Resources:

Pampers Parenting Institute
Dr. T. Berry Brazelton joins other doctors to answer questions about your baby or toddler through the Pampers Parenting Institute.

Parenting iVillage
The Parenting iVillage tells you what to expect at different ages and stages of life, from birth to teen years.

Family Education Network
The Family Education Network provides links to more than 8,000 pages on education and info from several local schools.

Single Parents Network
The Single Parents Network links to support groups and resources for single parents.

Super Kids
Super Kids reviews educational software.

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