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Child Care

Pima Community College offers child care options for student parents. Along with a recently relaunched early learning center at the Desert Vista campus, explore funding opportunities that can support your child care needs. 

Desert Vista Early Learning Center 

Pima Community College's exciting program for 3-5 year olds! 

After years of planning and preparation Pima Community College will once again be able to offer an on-campus preschool for student-parents. This project has been made possible through a collaboration with our community partners Child Parent Centers, Inc., Pima County PEEPS Program, United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona, and through funding from the US Department of Education, CCAMPIS grant. 

  • 20 preschool slots will be available for children, ages 3-5, fully potty trained.
  • For more information contact: 
    Julie Mendivil, CCAMPIS Program Manager
    Pueblo Building, Room A-136, Desert Vista Campus, 5901 S. Calle Santa Cruz.

Complete the application to be considered for funding or enrollment at Desert Vista Child Care Center or a DES-licensed facility with an agreement with the College.

Funding Available for Child Care

Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS)

Thanks to federal funding, the Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) subsidizes the cost of childcare at the Desert Vista Child Care Center or other Arizona Department of Economic Security-licensed child care programs that have an agreement with the college. 

Learn about eligibility and program requirements today. 


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