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Financial Aid for Child Care

If child care costs are keeping you from returning to school, DCC can help you find financial assistance and child care resources.

Resources for Student Parents

Balancing education with family responsibilities can be a challenge. DCC offers both financial support and child care programs that can help parents realize their goals.

Email Sandra Kraich, child care center director, or call (845) 431-8085 for more info about the following programs.

These grants help income-eligible parents access campus-based child care for toddlers and preschoolers.

This U.S. Department of Education initiative supports student-parents eligible for Pell Grants. It offer assistance for campus-based toddler and preschooler care, as well as school-based before- or after-school programs.

Helps single parents—with no income restrictions—cover costs for toddlers and preschoolers at DCC’s Louis Greenspan Daycare Center. Also provides support for infants and school-age kids at other community-based centers.

Support from DCC CARES

DCC CARES offers help for students facing financial emergencies. Grants of up to $2,000 can help address child care and other pressing priorities.

We also can refer you to campus and community resources that help with housing, food, utilities, and other non-academic needs. Email Whitney Morris, student resource navigator, or call (842) 431-8973.

Contact Us


203 Orcutt Student Services Center

Phone: (845) 431-8973

53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601