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Monitoring Requirements Revised


Important Notice: CACFP Program Moved to CDSS

The Early Childhood Development Act of 2020 (Senate Bill (SB) 98, Chapter 24, Statutes of 2020) authorized the transfer of child care and development programs administered by the California Department of Education to the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) effective July 1, 2021. The content on this page may not be current and involves the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) that has moved to CDSS. Visit the CDSS CACFP web page External link opens in new window or tab. or call 1-833-559-2420 for more information.

Nutrition Services Division

To: Public and Private Sponsoring Organizations Participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program

Number: 02-200

Attention: Agency Directors

Date: February 2002

Subject: Monitoring Requirements Revised

Reference: United States Department of Agriculture CACFP APB: CAC-02-07 and 7 CFR 226.16 (b) (4)


This Management Bulletin (MB) clarifies information provided in MB 01-210, issued in August 2001. MB 01-210 states that a sponsoring organization must complete the required number of monitoring visits to its child care centers or day care homes within a fiscal year, which is defined as the period between October 1 and September 30.

Effective immediately, a year shall be defined as a consecutive twelve-month period, which may or may not coincide with a fiscal year. Consequently, a sponsor must monitor its program sites the required number of times within a consecutive twelve-month period, which may vary according to the program start dates of the sites. For example, if a center or home begins participation on May 1, the sponsor must complete the requisite monitoring visits to the site within the twelve-month period between May 1 and April 30.

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Last Reviewed: Wednesday, June 16, 2021
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