Early Childhood Awarded $1.2M Grant
SEPTEMBER 24, 2013 – San Antonio College’s Early Childhood
Education Center received a U.S. Department of Education grant for a little
more than $1.2 million to support the childcare services provided at SAC. According to a press release from the Department of
Education, the grant goes “to support the participation of more low-income
parents in higher education.”
U.S. Department of Education
awarded about $9 million to a total of 58 institutions across the nation. SAC
will receive $313, 469 per year for four years, which is among the highest
amounts awarded. Furthermore, SAC is one of the two Texas schools to receive
Dr. Ellen Marshall, chair of
the Early Childhood Studies program at SAC, said that she is thrilled to
receive this funding which will allow our students to benefit from the
continued services the Center provides each semester. She also stated that this
is the fourth time SAC has received this funding from the Department of Ed.
“Credit for this award goes to
Dr. Marshall and the entire staff in the Early Childhood Education Center. Many
of our students at SAC have children and rely on the Center for excellent, safe
and affordable childcare in order to attend school,” said Dr. Robert E.
Zeigler, President of San Antonio College. “We are truly honored to receive
According to the press release,
the grant is funded by the Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS)
program, and the awards can be used for child care services for all age groups:
infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, as well as before and after-school
care for school-age children.
Located at 210 W. Ashby,
the San Antonio College Early Childhood Center is an educational lab facility
for the Department of Early Childhood Studies. The Center is accredited by the
National Association for the Education of Young Children.
more information about the Center or its services,