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Child Care Component of the CACFP

Information about a child care agency's participation in the federal Child and Adult Care Food Program, including a segment on sponsors who administer the program in independent centers and day care homes.

Program Information

What is the CACFP Child Care Component?

The CACFP child care component is a state and federally funded program that gives financial aid to licensed child care centers and day care homes. The objectives of the program are to:

Who May Sponsor the CACFP Child Care Component?

Any public or private nonprofit institution providing nonresidential day care may be eligible to receive aid. The following requirements are also necessary:

Any private for-profit institution providing non-residential day care to children. If 25 percent of the children enrolled are under Title XIX or Title XX subsidy or 25 percent of the children enrolled are eligible for free or reduced-price meals.

Examples of eligible institutions include:

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Whom Does the CACFP Child Care Component Serve?

Children under 13 years of age, regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, or political beliefs, may be served by the program, including the following:

What Recordkeeping Is Required?

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What Assistance Is Available?

Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
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