Child Care Homes
Any family child care home operating with proper licensing or
approval from state and local authorities is eligible to participate
in the Child and Adult Care Food Program
(CACFP). Family child care homes must have a sponsor, such
as Child Nutrition Program, Inc.,
to receive CACFP funds. A sponsor processes the paperwork and
makes payments to the child care homes. This service is provided
at no cost to the child care provider. Once you choose a sponsor,
you may change sponsors only once a year.
Reimbursement rates for family child care homes are determined
by a number of factors, including the income levels in the area
the home is located, the provider's family income, or the income
levels of the families whose children are enrolled in the program.
A home serving 5 children breakfast, lunch, and a snack would
be reimbursed between $180 and $380 per month, depending
on the reimbursement rate.
Also, if the provider's family meets income guidelines, the program
may pay for the provider's children's meals as well.