Child Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
NYS Department of Health – CACFP
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The Child Care Council has administered the Child Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) since 1982.
CACFP is a reimbursement program for participating home based child care programs that serve meals/snacks to children in care. The goal is to ensure children are being served nutritious meals and snacks while in the child care setting.
In order to be eligible and approved to participate in the CACFP program providers must attend an initial training BEFORE claiming reimbursement for meals/snacks. Providers must attend a required annual training. Providers prepare menus of credentialed foods and maintain daily attendance of meals/snacks served to children in care.
Child Care Council staff are required to conduct unannounced site visits to monitor meal preparation, paperwork and meal service during times that providers have previously determined their meal service.
The Council uses the Minute Menu program which is an on-line program for Providers to maintain menus, attendance and children’s enrollment forms.
Direct deposit of the food program check is available. Home based providers that are approved to participate in the CACFP program can complete the direct deposit form by going to the top of this page – clicking MORE and then clicking FORM and then Clicking CACFP Direct Deposit Form. The first payment is in check form and thereafter will be direct deposit.
The funding is provided by the NYS Department of Health. The Child Care Council must issue payment to programs within 5 working days of receipt of funds from the state.
For more information on the CACFP program please contact:
Anita Quinitchett, Referral/CACFP Specialist
607-734-3941 Ext. 204
Carol Marshall, Assistant Director
607-734-3941 Ext. 205
CACFP Minute menu-- Providers can enter their menus and attendance for the food program at WWW.KidKare.com