A new center in Boyle County, Christ The Head Child Care, started on the Unaffiliated Centers Program in November. A Family Child Care in Hardin County, Shawna Baldwin’s, starts in December.
There are now 23 Unaffiliated Centers sponsored by the agency and 32 Family Child Care programs. Each of them works hard to make good nutrition a priority for their program. Many have revamped their menus after training to provide less processed foods, while still serving food the children will eat.
All Family Child Care Providers and Unaffiliated Centers have received 3 hours of training to fulfill the annual requirement for training. There were 75 participants at the five trainings. As soon as training was completed, all new enrollment/income applications had to be approved for the new fiscal year. There were over a 1000 applications to approve. It has been very time consuming, with regular monitoring and food reports to be approved.