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How to Master the CACFP AR

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) How to Master the CACFP Administrative Review (AR).

Child Nutrition Program (CNP) Course Catalog

Course Description

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) administrative review (AR) training provides an overview of the AR, a listing of review documents required, common review findings, review tips, and CACFP resources. This training is designed to provide valuable information to help operators prepare for a successful AR. Content includes seven modules, and is to be viewed in order from Module 1 to completion at Module 7.

  • Course Number: 024
  • Training Length: 2 hours
  • Certificate: Available at the end of the training
  • Target Audience: Staff completing tasks of the CACFP
  • Mandatory: Yes
  • Cost: Free
  • Date Recorded: November 2020

Online Course

Begin the training course, How to Master the Child and Adult Care Food Program Administrative Review

Referenced Resources

The following resources are referred to throughout this online course:

Module 1
Module 2
  • California Department of Education (CDE) Contact List and County Assignments (CACFP 01)
    To access this document, log on to CNIPS External link opens in new window or tab., select the Applications tab, and select Download Forms.

  • CDE CACFP Administrative Manual web page

  • CACFP Checklist of Requirements by Timeframe for Centers (CACFP 82)
    To access this document, log on to CNIPS External link opens in new window or tab., select the Applications tab, and select Download Forms.
Module 3
Module 4
Module 5
  • CDE Child Care Enrollment and Eligibility Roster for Child Centers (CACFP 14)
    To access this document, log on to CNIPS External link opens in new window or tab., select the Applications tab, and select Download Forms.

  • CDE Child Care Enrollment and Eligibility Roster for Adult Centers (CACFP 44)
    To access this document, log on to CNIPS External link opens in new window or tab., select the Applications tab, and select Download Forms.

  • CDE Child Nutrition Eligibility Scale for Free and Reduced Meals web page

  • CDE 2020-21Child Care Eligibility Scale (CACFP 08)
    To access this document, log on to CNIPS External link opens in new window or tab., select the Applications tab, and select Download Forms.

  • CDE 2020-21 Adult Eligibility Scale (CACFP 58)
    To access this document, log on to CNIPS External link opens in new window or tab. select the Applications tab, and select Download Forms.

  • CDE Child Meal Benefit Form (CACFP 29)
    To access this document, log on to CNIPS External link opens in new window or tab., select the Applications tab, and select Download Forms.

  • CDE Adult Meal Benefit Form (CACFP 52)
    To access this document, log on to CNIPS External link opens in new window or tab., select the Applications tab, and select Download Forms.

  • CDE Child Meal Benefit Form Completion Checklist (CACFP 30)
    To access this document, log on to CNIPS External link opens in new window or tab., select the Applications tab, and select Download Forms.

  • CDE Adult Participant Eligibility checklist (CACFP 54)
    To access this document, log on to CNIPS External link opens in new window or tab., select the Applications tab, and select Download Forms.

  • CDE Current Free and Reduced Price School Area Data web page
  • CDE Meal Count Worksheet—Fixed Claiming (CACFP 34)
    To access this document, log on to CNIPS External link opens in new window or tab., select the Applications tab, and select Download Forms.

  • CDE Emergency Shelter Roster and Meal Count (CACFP 47)
    To access this document, log on to CNIPS External link opens in new window or tab., select the Applications tab, and select Download Forms.

  • CDE At-risk Daily Meal Count (CACFP 67)
    To access this document, log on to CNIPS External link opens in new window or tab., select the Applications tab, and select Download Forms.

  • CDE At-risk Single Meal Count (CACFP 68)
    To access this document, log on to CNIPS External link opens in new window or tab., select the Applications tab, and select Download Forms.

  • CDE FIXED PERCENT Daily Meal Count (CACFP 69)
    To access this document, log on to CNIPS External link opens in new window or tab., select the Applications tab, and select Download Forms.

  • CDE FIXED PERCENT Single Meal Count (CACFP 70)
    To access this document, log on to CNIPS External link opens in new window or tab., select the Applications tab, and select Download Forms.

  • CDE Adult Meal Count Worksheet—Fixed Claiming (CACFP 77)
    To access this document, log on to CNIPS External link opens in new window or tab., select the Applications tab, and select Download Forms.

  • USDA Independent Child Care Centers Handbook External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)

  • CDE 2021 Census Bureau Data for Area Eligibility web page
Module 6
Module 7

Additional Resources

  • CDE Checklist of CACFP Requirements by Time Frame (CACFP 82)
    To access this document, log on to CNIPS External link opens in new window or tab., select the Applications tab, and select Download Forms.

Crediting

  • Crediting: 2 hours

  • Key Area:Administration (3000)
    • Training Topic:Program Management (3200)
      • Learning Objective:AR Preparation (3260)

For more information on crediting, see the USDA web document Professional Standards Learning Objectives External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF).

Contact Information

If you have technical difficulties or questions regarding the course content, please contact the Prereview Training Workgroup by email at CACFPPRT@cde.ca.gov

Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, February 24, 2021
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