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Child Care Component

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.

Child Care Component Information Sheet

Outside of School Hours Care Center (OSHCC) Component Information Sheet

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.

Important Links

Contract & Claims

Guidance Memorandums

Listing of Required CACFP Documentation

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.

CACFP Food Storage Chart

Safe Food Storage

Translated Documents & Forms

Regulatory Information

USDA CACFP Policy Memos

USDA Regulation - Part 226-Child and Adult Care Food Program

Wisconsin DCF 251 - Licensing Rules for Group Child Care Centers

Child and Adult Care Food Program CACFP Handbooks

For questions about this information, contact Shiela Coulton (608) 267-9129