Our MissionTo ensure that all children ages 0-12 years and adults who attend licensed daycare, receive nutritious well-balanced meals. We accomplish this mission by offering training and ongoing technical assistance to day care providers. We work with seniors, families and daycare providers to help create the nutritional foundation for good health.
Day Care Providers!CACFP is a federally funded nutrition assistance program designed to provide healthful meals to children and adults receiving day care. Our services play a vital role in improving the quality of day care by providing reimbursements for meals…making childcare more affordable!
Reimbursement for MealsMost licensed day care homes are eligible for our financial assistance, depending on income level. Call us or visit the federal CACFP site to determine your eligibility.
Nutrition educationA program consultant will visit your home three times per year to observe meal service and provide up-to-date nutrition, health, and safety education materials.
WorkshopsAnnual workshops provide an opportunity to learn new and exciting information, and network with other providers.
NewsletterRead about program updates, health news, recipes and activities for your children in our quarterly newsletter.
If you are a licensed day care provider in Santa Cruz County, Monterey County or San Benito County…
Call our bilingual staff!
We’ll answer your questions and set you up with an enrollment appointment.
Download the CACFP Provider Manual
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Check out this great new resource, BrightFutures.org, to help Child Care Providers promote health, including preventing childhood obesity. The following is a link to a curriculum that will help providers make sure children are getting enough physical activity.
Federal Nondiscrimination Statement: This explains what to do if you believe you have been treated unfairly. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call 866-632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339, or 800-845-6136 (Spanish).
Declaración de no discriminación: Explica qué hacer si cree que lo han tratado de manera injusta. "De conformidad con el derecho federal y con la política del Departamento de Agricultura de EE.UU., se prohíbe a esta institución discriminar por motivos de raza, color, nacionalidad de origen, sexo, edad, o discapacidad. Para presentar una queja por discriminación, escriba a USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, o llame gratuitamente al 866-632-9992 (voz). Las personas con impedimentos de audición o discapacidades del habla se pueden comunicar con el USDA por medio del servicio de retransmisión federal (Federal Relay Service) al 800-877-8339 o al 800-845-6136 (en español). El USDA es un proveedor y empleador que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades para todos."