The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) of Central Kentucky Community Action provides reimbursement for meals and snacks served to small groups of children receiving nonresidential day care in private homes that are licensed, registered, or approved to provide family child care.
CACFP targets higher levels of reimbursement to low-income areas, and to day care providers and children most in need. The reimbursements make the cost of day care more affordable for many lower income families.
Health and safety standards, training, and monitoring make CACFP an important component of quality child care, especially in family day care homes.
CKCAC has administered a CACFP program since 1980
Serving 51 homes in 15 counties
Homes must be registered for 3 unrelated children. Certified for 6 unrelated children, or Licensed for 12 children
Family Child Care Home (FCCH) providers receive reimbursement for all meals served. Over 500 children a year receiving over 160,000 meals per year
95% of these children are served in low income areas
Nearly 150 monitoring visits of the homes made each year
Nutrition training annually for all FCCH providers
Allows parents to work – with the assurance that their children are being cared for in a safe home setting
For more information, please read the Family Day Care Homes Monitor Handbook.
For food and snacks, please visit USDA.
CKCAC has administered the program since January 2013
Sponsoring 10 Centers in 8 counties - licensed centers must have 25% low income children
Centers receive reimbursement for meals served according to the number of low income children served
Nearly 400 children a year receiving over 150,000 meals per year
76% of these children served are low income
Centers are monitored to insure compliance
Nutrition training annually for all centers
One full time and one part time staff member serving both Family Child Care Homes and Unaffiliated Centers
PO Box 830
322 Hood Avenue
Lebanon, KY 40033