Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
CCN OF NY is a sponsor of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) for family child care providers.
This federal program pays for meals and snacks served to children up to age 13 enrolled in family day care homes. CCN of NY sponsors family child care providers in all five NYC Boroughs: Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Bronx and Staten Island.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q: Who can participate in CACFP?
A: You must be a Licensed, Registered or Legally Exempt Provider in New York City, and be approved by a CACFP Sponsor (CCN of NY) in order to receive money from CACFP.
Q: Why should I sign up in CACFP?
A: CACFP will pay you for the meals and snacks that you provide to children enrolled in your child care program. CCN of NY, as your sponsoring agency, will provide training and support in nutrition, feeding children, and buying and cooking food. Also you can let parents know that you provide healthy foods that meet CACFP guidelines.
Q: I am interested in participating; how can I enroll?
A: Call CCN of NY at (347) 468-7488 and talk to a CACFP Representative.
Q: Do I receive food or money when I participate in CACFP?
A: Each month you will receive a check or direct deposit from CCN of NY for the approved meals and snacks that you provide to the children in your day care home.
Q: What records do I need to keep?
A: You must collect enrollment information on each child in your day care home. Also, you need to complete an attendance sheet and count the meals served every day. This information, along with your menus, must be given to CCN of NY each month. You can submit your claims electronically or manually.
Q: Can I claim my own children in CACFP?
A: Your own children may be claimed if your household meets the income requirements.
Q: What are the requirements for the meals I serve to children in my day care?
A: The meals served in your day care home will include fluid milk, fruits, vegetables, bread or bread alternates, and meat or meat alternates. CCN of NY will provide instruction on what meals are creditable.
Q: Can infant meals be counted in CACFP?
A: All children in your care must be offered a CACFP approved meal. Children under one year old have different nutrition requirements and must be recorded on separate menus. Parents may choose to provide all or part of the infant meal themselves.
Interested in enrolling in the CACFP Food Program?
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