RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Virginia Commonwealth University received a million-dollar childcare grant for low-income VCU students.
The U.S. Department of Education awarded the Child Development Center a four-year $1.26 million grant to provide child care services for the children of low-income undergraduate students who are receiving pell grants at VCU.
The Child Care Access Means Parents in School Program, which the grant was awarded through, supports the participation of low-income parents in postsecondary education through campus-based child care services.
The Child Development Center, part of the VCU School of Education, offers full-day care and developmentally-appropriate education for the families of VCU faculty, staff and students, as well as the community.
The funding will provide tuition support for up to 25 children.
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