Did you know that when your licensed daycare serves nutritious meals, you can receive reimbursement? The U.S. Department of Agriculture created nutrition guidelines and a way to reward providers who follow them.
Children & Families First is a sponsor of the CACFP for child care programs throughout Delaware. The program ensures that children in licensed child care receive nutritionally balanced meals by reimbursing child care providers for serving meals that follow the guidelines from the U. S. Department of Agriculture.*
New Castle County
Kent & Sussex Counties:
On Thursday June 18, 2020, the May claim payments and April late payments were processed. While this month has a very early payment, due to the State's Annual Fiscal Year closing, the June on time and late May payments will be much later than usual next month for this reason.
CFF manages the reimbursement process for approximately 300 Delaware licensed child care centers and family child care homes. We also conduct training for the participating providers, who are visited three times a year by our Food Program monitors.
Participating providers receive:
Monthly cash reimbursement (up to two meals and a snack per day per child)
Technical assistance in menu planning, record keeping, creditable foods
Free nutrition information and training
Free notary services
In order to join the program, a child care provider must:
Be licensed by the State of Delaware
Have at least one child enrolled
Be willing to serve meals that meet the USDA and Child and Adult Care Food Program/DelaCare guidelines
For helpful tips, check out the Delaware Department of Education's child nutrition information.
CHILD & ADULT CARE FOOD PROGRAM