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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.

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