U.S.D.A. Child Care Food Program
You know that children need nutritious, well-balanced meals and snacks to be healthy and grow properly. You want to be sure to properly feed the children in your care, but did you know that you can be reimbursed for some of the expenses of feeding those children?
The Child Care Food Program (CCFP) is designed to encourage nutritious meals and snacks for children in licensed child care homes. Your participation tells parents you care about good nutrition.
As a participating child care provider, you will receive reimbursement on a per meal per child basis; receive cookbooks, sample menus, and nutrition activities for children; and are able to call for assistance at any time.
Who is eligible to join the Child Care Food Program?
All Licensed Child Care Providers
Non-Licensed (Exempt) Providers who meet the following requirements:
- Documentation of Trustline fingerprint clearance
- 15 hours of required health and safety training
Are all children eligible to be on the program?
Day Care Children
All day care children 12 and under are automatically eligible to participate on the Child Care food Program.
All foster children 12 and under are automatically eligible to participate on the Child Care Food Program; however, foster parents must fill out an income eligibility application for each foster child.
Providers’ Own Children
Providers’ own children 12 and under are eligible to participate on the Child Care Food Program if the provider’s household meets income eligibility requirements.
This program is available in San Joaquin County, as well as Amador, Calaveras, Placer, and Sacramento counties.
Program funding is provided by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, under the supervision of the California State Dept. of Education, Office of Child Nutrition Services, in Sacramento.
USDA Non-Discrimination Statement
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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