Adult Students & Family Resource Center Adult Students & Family Resource Center

Adult Students & Family Resource Center

Welcome Adult Students and Student Parents!


Here at Frederick Community College (FCC), we see YOU, we value YOU, and some of us are YOU.

We recognize how the adult student and student parent experience can be uniquely difficult. Through a variety of programs, the Adult Students & Family Resource Center smooths the transition for our parenting and adult students returning to school to earn a degree, acquire marketable skills, or train for a new career.



Family Resource Center


The Family Resource Center (FRC) is a virtual space full of support, resources, and acknowledgement for our student parents, caregivers, and adult community. Our center will offer family-friendly space for specialized guidance, focus groups, study space and clubs. Through the FRC we will provide students the accessibility and environment to better meet their needs while fostering deeper connections as part of the FCC family.



  • Diana Omar Diana Omar Diana Omar
    “When I became an FCC student, I had no idea what to do or what classes I should take. With the help of FCC, I had an amazing college experience and they showed me the best way of achieving my goals and becoming a successful student.”
    - Diana Omar
  • Liz Onobikoty Etouke Liz Onobikoty Etouke Liz Onobikoty Etouke
    "As a working adult and parent, pursuing my Associate degree has been a challenging journey. However, FCC staff has always been available, lending a hand to support with child care, transportation, and academic advising every step of the way."
    - Liz Onobikoty Etouke
  • Ron Orban Ron Orban Ron Orban
    “FCC made my college experience so very comfortable and easy to transition into a college graduate. Without the help of this remarkable office going above and beyond the call of duty for me, I don’t think my experience would have been so rewarding.”
    - Ron Orban
  • Kyndel Brown Kyndel Brown Kyndel Brown
    “The Allied Health Academy (AHA) helped me get a great job. Shortly after completing my training in sterile processing, I was offered a full-time position with the University of Maryland Medical Center as a sterile processing tech. I would recommend AHA to anyone.”
    - Kyndel Brown

Programs & Resources


Explore programs and resources below designed for:

  • Student parents
  • Single parents
  • Adults age 24+ who are low income, out-of-work, or homeless

College Resources

Parents Lead

The FCC Parents Lead program provides assistance to parents in the pursuit of a college degree. Designed especially for financially eligible parents, the program provides specialized curriculum and advising services as well as FCC Foundation scholarships for childcare and other costs while parents attend classes.

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Lactation Rooms

To support a welcoming environment for all members of our College community, we have designated rooms to serve as “Lactation Friendly" spaces. Lactation rooms are located in the Student Center, H-221, Linganore Hall, L-227A, and the Monroe Center, MC-148. These rooms provide private space where lactating mothers are welcome to pump or nurse. Rooms are equipped with a comfortable chair, a small table, and an electrical outlet.

Reserve a lactation room by contacting the Center for Student Engagement in the Student Center, H-101, at 301.624.2793, or by email.

Project Forward Step

Project Forward Step is a counseling, information, and referral program designed to meet the needs of returning adult students, with special services for single parents (including single pregnant women) and non-traditional age adults (age 24 and over) who are low income, out-of-workforce, or homeless.


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Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) Program

The Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) program supports eligible FCC students by providing increased access to affordable on-campus childcare services at the Children's Center. Student-parents who are accepted into the program will receive a voucher to help cover the cost of child care services provided by the Children's Center. The CCAMPIS program is funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.


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The Children's Center

The Carl & Norma Miller Children’s Center offers childcare on FCC’s main campus from 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. To accommodate students' schedules, we offer full-time or part-time care and provide a discount to FCC students, faculty, and staff. Our developmentally appropriate educational programs are provided for infants as young as six weeks, toddlers, preschool, and school-aged children (during the summer months).

In operation for more than 20 years, the Children's Center is nationally accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and participates in the Maryland EXCELS program at the highest level. A program that participates in Maryland EXCELS is one that has achieved a quality rating based on nationally recognized standards and best practices that exceed state licensing requirements and that is committed to continuous quality improvement 


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Allied Health Academy Program and Scholarship

The Allied Health Academy (AHA) provides training, educational support, and financial assistance to eligible students who want to prepare for employment as certified nursing assistants (CNA), geriatric nursing assistants (GNA), phlebotomy technicians, sterile processing technicians, dental assistants, or other select allied health careers.

Frederick County residents who are single parents, unemployed, underemployed, or are facing other barriers, may be eligible for the Allied Health Academy.

Through the FCC Foundation, an AHA program scholarship is available to eligible participants for tuition, books and materials, transportation costs, and/or childcare costs. This financial support is provided by the Women’s Giving Circle and the Leiby-Cavalier Endowed Scholarship Fund.

Contact the FCC Foundation for more info.


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External Childcare Resources

Child Care Scholarship Program

The Child Care Scholarship (CCS) (formerly known as Child Care Subsidy) Program provides financial assistance with childcare costs to eligible working families in Maryland.

To be eligible for the CCS program, you must be a Maryland resident who is working/employed, in an approved training program or attending school. For families where both parents live within the same household, both parents must meet all eligibility requirements. View the CCS Program website to view the full list of eligibility requirements.

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Child Find Services

Child Find is the process for locating, evaluating, and identifying all children from birth through age 21 who are suspected of having a disability. Parents who suspect their child may have an educational disability should speak with staff at their child’s school. If a child is homeschooled, attending a parentally placed private school, or is 2 years, 9 months or older and not enrolled in FCPS, parents should contact the Child Find Office at 301 644 5292. Information regarding the Child Find process for children younger than 2 years, 9 months may be obtained from the Frederick County Developmental Center, 301 600-1611.

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Community/County Resources

Generation Hope Scholarship

Generation Hope Scholarship

Generation Hope began in March 2010 when Nicole Lynn Lewis, a former teen mother who attended the College of William & Mary while raising her infant daughter, decided to put her dream of helping more teen parents beat the odds in motion. She envisioned an organization that would encourage and support other teen parents in their pursuit of a college degree. Nicole's life, and her daughter's life, was truly transformed by graduating from college, and she wanted to help others realize their full potential and obtain stable and successful futures.


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Financial assistance is available for YMCA memberships, childcare, and summer camp programs for individuals and families with financial need.


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Frederick County Parents of Multiples

Frederick County Parents of Multiples (FCPOM) is a special support network for parents and caregivers of multiple-birth children. Share with us the unique joys and challenges of raising and caring for multiples. This organization provides community resources, special events, playground directory, and the opportunity to connect with other parents of multiple children.

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I Believe in Me, Inc.

I Believe in Me is a non-profit organization in Frederick, MD that focuses on the growth and development of youth between the ages of 6-16. Through mentorship, education, and resources they aim to create impactive and contributing members in our community’s future. I Believe in Me operates an after-school program that offers math and reading support, a mentor program, financial education, hygiene and nutritional guidance, community outreach via volunteerism, and self-esteem and character development.

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Maryland Department of Human Services (DHS, Snap, Medicaid)

The Maryland Department of Human Services will aggressively pursue opportunities to assist people in economic need, provide prevention services, and protect vulnerable children and adults. Snap benefits assists low-income households to have a more nutritious diet by increasing their purchasing power. Medicaid benefits provide comprehensive health care insurance for aged, blind, and/or disabled adults and families with low income.  

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Public Assistance to Entrepreneurship

The Public Assistance to Entrepreneurship Program (PA2E) offers classes on starting a business. Courses are conducted virtually and/or in a classroom setting with other Department of Human Services (DHS) customers in your local area. The primary goal is to provide entrepreneurship training for customers with ideas and talent, who are in pursuit of their entrepreneurial dreams of starting a small business while supporting their families. DHS conveniently partners with the Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) regionally across the State.

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Maryland Homeowner Assistance Fund

This fund will be administered by the Maryland Department of Housing & Community Development and will support mortgage relief, home repairs, housing counseling, and legal services.

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College Success for Single Mothers


FCC is proud to be part of the College Success for Single Mothers Project. We collected data on our single mothers’ and student parents’ lived experiences and implemented action plans to expand services that foster student success.


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Read the report.

Contact Us
Jennifer Leonard
Adult and Parent Education and Outreach Coordinator
Annapolis Hall A105A
[email protected]
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FCC Scholarship Questions
Michael Thornton
Scholarship Program Manager
[email protected]
Annapolis Hall (A-200)