Programs for Parents is also a sponsoring agency for the NJ Department of Agriculture in administering the Child and Adult Food Program (CACFP). As a Family Child Care provider, you have the option of participating in the CACFP. Providers must meet program eligibility requirements and will be partially reimbursed for the cost of meals provided to children in their care. As a participating CACFP provider, you must maintain your family child care certificate current and agree to three monitoring visits per year.
The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) plays a vital role in improving the quality of day care and making it more affordable for many low-income families. CACFP serves nutritious meals and snacks to eligible participants enrolled for care at participating day care centers and day care homes. The program promotes the development of basic nutritional concepts and provides nutritious, well-balanced meals fostering sound eating habits that enable participants to become caretakers of their own nutritional habits. CACFP also provides meals to children residing in homeless shelters and snacks to youths participating in after-school care programs.
In addition, the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) provides annually adjusted cash reimbursement to organizations serving meals and snacks to participants receiving nonresidential day care in licensed or government approved adult day care facilities. Independent centers and sponsoring organizations enter into agreements with the CACFP office to assume administrative and financial responsibility for CACFP operations.
See how CACFP can make a difference in the quality of your program.
If you are interested in more information of the Child and Adult Food Program, please call 973.744.4050, extension 1007.
In order to comply with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, civil rights training must be provided to all participants of the Child Care Food Program. Click on the link to download or print the Civil Rights power point presentation from the NJ Department of Agriculture.