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Child Care Participant Eligibility Determination

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Eligibility Determination for Child Care Centers (CCC) online course.
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.

Course Description

This course explains how to determine and document the eligibility of participants enrolled in CCCs participating in the CACFP.

  • Course Number: 455
  • Training Length: .75 hour
  • Certificate: Available at the end of the training
  • Target Audience: Current and prospective CACFP Operators
  • Mandatory: For prospective CACFP Operators only
  • Cost: Free
  • Date Recorded: July 1, 2020

Online Course

Begin the Child Care Participant Eligibility and Determination course.

Referenced Resources

The following resources are referred to throughout this online course:


  • Crediting: .75 hours
  • Key Area: Administration (3000)
    • Training Topic: Free and reduced-price meal benefits (3100)

      • Learning Objective: Certify, process, and verify free and reduced-price meal eligibility benefits in compliance with Federal Regulations (3110)

For more information on crediting, access the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) web document Professional Standards Learning Objectives External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)

Contact Us

If you have technical difficulties, please contact the Education and Nutrition Policy Unit by email at

For questions regarding the course content, please contact the Community Nutrition Program Unit by email at

Questions:   Community Nutrition Program Unit |
Last Reviewed: Friday, June 11, 2021
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