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Day Care Assistance Program

Thank you for your interest in the Lamar State College-Orange Day Care Assistance Program.  The program is designed to lessen the financial cost of day care for qualifying students who show a financial need and an ability to benefit from post-secondary education.

Students must print and completely fill out the application and return it to the Advising & Counseling Center (Ron Lewis Library Building Rm # 355) along with all necessary documentation as specified.  The student should include on the application all possible phone numbers where he/she may be contacted.  If the student is majoring in a Career Technical Education (CTE) program this must be indicated in the space provided on the application. Career Technical Education (CTE) majors are funded through the Carl D. Perkins Grant, which is designated for CTE programs. Click here to see a list of CTE majors.

A vendor information form and a W-9 are also required and must be completed by the day care provider.  Click here for a copy of a current W-9.  It is necessary that all applicable information be provided or day care assistance cannot be approved.  It is the student’s responsibility to make sure his/her child care provider completes those forms and they must be submitted with the day care assistance application.

Please be aware that completing an application does not guarantee that a student will qualify for day care services.  In order to be considered for day care benefits a student must be registered for a minimum of 12 semester hours during a regular semester (Fall or Spring semester) and either 4 semester hours during each Summer session or 6 semester hours if enrolled for only 1 Summer session.  The Day Care Assistance Program does not cover Mini Sessions.  No more than 50% of classes each semester or Summer session can be online.  It is required that students maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA to be approved for day care assistance. 

The deadline to apply for each semester is on the first class day of that semester.  Incomplete applications will not be accepted.  Day care assistance will cover from the first class day through the last day of the semester or Summer session.  The student must be prepared to pay for the first month of day care services while his/her application is being reviewed.  The student will be notified by mail after the 12th class day during the Fall or Spring semester and after the 4th class day during a Summer session as to whether or not he/she will be receiving day care assistance for the semester.

The day care assistance program is designed to lessen the financial burden of day care.   Program assistance covers $50.00 per week, per child attending day care.  The day care provider is paid by LSC-O once per month after the invoice is received from the day care provider and the student has submitted the appropriate Weekly Attendance Sheets, signed by his/her instructors. The student will be responsible for paying any remaining weekly cost to the day care provider.

It is the student’s responsibility to select a day care provider.  Students may search online at www.txchildcaresearch.org to find providers.  Using this website a student may enter his/her requirements, including the zip code and then be provided with a list of child care providers, including their locations and phone numbers.  At the website a student may also, select specific providers to research licensing history and compliance with health and safety standards.  A student might visit the day care he/she is considering so he/she may speak with the caregivers and observe the interaction between the children and staff. Students might also speak to other parents who have children attending that day care.  The student has the final decision about locating a day care provider for his/her child(ren).

Application

Academic Advisor/Special Populations Counselor
Laurie Marcantel
Phone: (409) 882-3370
Fax: (409) 882-3049
Ron Lewis Library Bldg., Rm. 364
laurie.marcantel@lsco.edu

Advising & Counseling Center Administrative Assistant
Franchesca Cole
Phone: (409) 882-3340
Fax: (409) 882-3049
Ron Lewis Library Bldg., Rm. 354
franchesca.cole@lsco.edu