How will CACFP benefit the families and me?

Parents:

Reasonable rates - No need to pass all of your food costs on to the parents.
Confidence - Parents know that you have a registered child development home and their children will receive good nutrition.
Parents will receive one of the few governmental supports of quality childcare.

 

Children:

Nutrition - Good nutrition assists in proper growth and development.
Learning - Children can participate in activities about food and nutrition.
Routine - Children with a healthy diet and routines that affect eating, sleeping and playing are likely to be good-natured and sociable.

 

Providers:

Cash reimbursement - Receive monthly payment to supplement your income.
Training - Nutrition training and on-site consultations.
Newsletter - Food activities and ideas, other childcare information.
Professionalism - Parents see you as a professional; your records will be in order, and you gain increased self-esteem from knowing you provide nutritious meals and snacks.
Free Online Claiming - Cut down on paperwork by submitting your claims online.

CACFP promotes good nutrition, positive eating habits and attitudes for children in regulated childcare facilities. Childcare providers are given nutritional consultation and menu reviews through meal cost reimbursement. CACFP staff performs in-service training, on-site visits, safety, sanitation inspections, and record-keeping reviews. Participation is open to registered home providers.