Financial Aid for Child Care

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Child Care Assistance and Resources

If you’ve been putting off a return to school because of child care costs, DCC can help!

We have a range of resources and grants for parents with young children, including:

  • SUNY Child Care Block Grants for income eligible students with access to campus-based child care (toddlers and preschool only).

  • The United States Department of Education’s Child Care Assistance Means Parents In School (CCAMPIS) program for Pell-eligible students with access to campus-based childcare (toddlers and preschool) as well as school-based before and after school at community sites.

  • SUNY Family Empowerment Program for single parents only (no income restrictions) with access to our campus-based Louis Greenspan Day Care Center (toddlers and preschool) or other community-based child care centers who provide care for age groups not served by our center (such as infants and school-age). The Louis Greenspan Day Care Center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

For more information and eligibility requirements related to these resources and support options, contact Sandra Kraich, child care center director, at or (845) 431-8085.

Additional resources include:

  • Emergency grants (up to $2,000) for childcare support.

  • Non-academic support, such as housing, food, utilities, etc. (both emergency grants as well as community service referrals) through the DCC CARES office.

For more information, contact Diana Kiernan, student resource navigator, at or (845) 431-8976.