Proper nutrition plays a critical role in helping children to learn.
The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) reimburses participating child care home providers for serving nutritious meals and snacks to children in their care. Nutrition training, monitoring visits, and assistance with record keeping procedures are provided by the Association for Supportive Child Care's CACFP.
Cash reimbursement for meals served is distributed monthly. Reimbursement rates are established at two levels (Tier I and Tier II) and are adjusted annually each July.
The Child and Adult Care Food Program is funded through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and administered by the Arizona Department of Education (ADE).
CACFP participants must be certified as a child care provider by the state through the Department of Economic Security (DES) or the Department of Health Services (DHS). If you are not certified by the state, you must meet the requirements of an Alternate Approval Provider which include:
You may care for as many as four children for compensation at one time, not to exceed a total of six children, including your own. No more than two children may be under the age of one year. Ratios are adjusted for those with DHS certification.
For more information about the Child Care and Adult Food Program, please contact:
480-829-0500 x2109 (Maricopa County)
800-535-4599 x2109 (Toll Free)
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