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Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Mealtimes With Toddlers in the CACFP

Learn more about providing meals and snacks for toddlers by watching these short videos. 

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Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

La hora de la comida con los niños de 1 a 2 años en el Programa de Alimentos para el Cuidado de Niños y Adultos

Estos recursos de La hora de la comida con niños de 1 a 2 años en el Programa de Alimentos para el Cuidado de Niños y Adultos (CACFP, por sus siglas en inglés) ayudan a los proveedores del CACFP a cumplir con los requisitos del patrón de comidas y a crear ambientes positivos durante las comidas con los niños de 1 a 2 años.   

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Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance | FNS-GD-2020-0014

Crediting Handbook for the Child and Adult Care Food Program

The Crediting Handbook for the Child and Adult Care Food Program reflects the updated CACFP meal pattern requirements.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2019-0047

At-Risk Afterschool Care Handbook

The At-Risk Afterschool Meals component of the Child and Adult Care Food Program offers federal funding to Afterschool Programs that serve a meal or snack to children in low-income areas.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2019-0046

Guidance for Management Plans and Budgets

This handbook specifically focuses on plans for institutions (independent centers and sponsoring organizations) to conduct organized and fiscally responsible operations of the CACFP management plans outline the institution’s policies and procedures for administering and monitoring its own operations and those of its sponsored facilities.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2018-0044

Monitoring Handbook for State Agencies

The CACFP helps institutions and facilities serve well-balanced, nutritious meals to the participants in their care and this handbook provides details for administering the CACFP.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2015-0005

Serious Deficiency, Suspension, & Appeals for State Agencies and Sponsoring Organizations

A Child and Adult Care Food Program Handbook.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2014-0035

Adult Day Care - A Child and Adult Care Food Program Handbook

The purpose of this handbook is to help adult day care centers and sponsors of these centers meet federal requirements for meal reimbursement under CACFP. The handbook contains a wide range of information about the adult day care component of CACFP, including explanations of key aspects of the Program, Program resources, definitions of Program-related terminology, and information on additional programs for older adults.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2012-0007

Family Day Care Home Monitor Handbook

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a federally funded program that provides payments for eligible meals served to participants who meet age and income requirements. This handbook is for monitors of family day care homes (FDCHs).  An FDCH is an organized nonresidential child care program for children, generally 12 years of age or younger, operated in a private home, and licensed or approved to provide care. In order to participate in CACFP, FDCHs must enter into an agreement with a sponsoring organization.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2012-0005

Family Day Care Homes Monitor Handbook

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a federally funded program that provides payments for eligible meals served to participants who meet age and income requirements. This handbook is for monitors of family day care homes (FDCHs). An FDCH is an organized nonresidential child care program for children, generally 12 years of age or younger, operated in a private home, and licensed or approved to provide care.  In order to participate in CACFP, FDCHs must enter into an agreement with a sponsoring organization (“sponsor”).