TEAM’s Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) provides cash assistance (reimbursement) for nutritious meals and snacks served to children (12 years of age and younger) and infants in licensed day care homes according to USDA guidelines.
Reimbursement is based on the income level of the local geographic area, the child care provider or the children in care. Up to two meals and one snack, or one meal and two snacks a day can be reimbursed for each child. CACFP provides supplementary services aimed toward ensuring the best possible nutrition for the children enrolled in these day care homes.
Basic training is provided on meal planning, meal service, menu compliance, and sanitation. Annual CACFP workshops include nutrition, early childhood education, and small business issues. CACFP also provides on-going help and support in the areas of technical assistance, meal service monitoring, and listings of resources available for health and nutrition workshops.
Participation in CACFP is available to licensed day care home providers caring for children 12 years of age and under in the towns of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Cheshire, Derby, Hamden, Meriden, Milford, Naugatuck, North Haven, Orange, Oxford, Prospect, Seymour, Shelton, Wallingford, Waterbury, West Haven, and Woodbridge.
To participate, the daycare provider must:
1. be a state licensed day care
2. sign an agreement with a sponsoring organization
Licensed day care home providers may apply by contacting:
30 Elizabeth Street
Derby, CT 06418
Phone: 203-736-5420 ext. 233