What is the Child Care Component of the CACFP?
The CACFP provides nutritious meals and snacks to infants and children as a regular part of their child care.
A variety of public or private nonprofit child care centers, Head Start programs, outside-school-hours care centers, and other institutions which are licensed or approved to provide child care services participate in CACFP. For-profit centers that serve lower income children may also be eligible.
CACFP reimburses centers at free, reduced-price, or paid rates for eligible meals and snacks served to enrolled children, targeting benefits to those children most in need.
Interested in joining the CACFP? Check out the CACFP New Agency Website
Does your agency have a new Authorized Representative and/or administrative staff that need CACFP training? If so, please contact your Assigned Consultant.
We know how hard it is to stay organized with all the requirements of the CACFP. When are forms due? How often do you have to update them? When should forms be completed? This checklist will help you keep track of all of the paperwork. You may want to print it out and hang it on a clipboard in your office or use it to add reminders to your calendar, and refer to it throughout the year to make sure you're on track.