Who Can Participate?
Anyone who cares for children for less than 24 hours a day in their home and provides
them with high quality, nutritious meals and snacks.
Home day care providers must be at least 18 years of age.
Children from birth through their 13th birthday.
The provider's own children may also qualify.
To participate as a Family Day Care home provider in the CACFP, you must sign up
with a CACFP Sponsoring organization, you cannot apply on-line. Contact Sponsoring
Organization(s) for information on how to sign up.
for a list of
participating sponsors. If you have any further questions, please contact
our office in Oklahoma City at (405) 521-3327.
What kind of meals may be served?
The meals must meet the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) minimum meal
pattern requirements, as well as standards for safety, sanitation and food quality.
How does a provider receive reimbursement?
Home child care providers receive reimbursement for up to three meal services (two
main meals and a snack or one main meal and two snacks) per child, per day.
Claims for reimbursement are submitted by sponsors on a monthly basis and reimbursement
checks are sent to each family day care home provider by the sponsor. Reimbursement
rates are set by the federal government. To review the current reimbursement
rates, click "Rates/Eligibility Scales" on the navigation bar at the left side of
the page, or click here.
There are USDA guidelines a provider needs to follow in order to qualify for these
monies. Requirements and guidelines will be explained in detail upon initial
contact of Sponsors.
The Child and Adult Care Food Program provides training to sponsors. The sponsoring
institution has the responsibility to train all personnel involved in CACFP.