Food Program Participants Persevere through COVID-19 Closures

Article By:  Program Director Jane Claire Hupman

Newsletter   |   Mar 10, 2021

The beginning of 2021 was a rough start for the Family Child Care Homes (FCCH) and Unaffiliated Centers (UC) on the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Family gatherings during the holidays led to many 10-day temporary closures for our homes and centers because of positive COVID-19 cases. There were a total of 6 centers and 5 homes that had to close and quarantine for 10 days during the month of January. Unfortunately, daycare staff are still not eligible to receive the COVID vaccine and until they meet criteria, we anticipate future closures.

Little Lakers, LLC. in Russell Springs recently passed their health inspection and were able to receive a temporary state license. According to program regulations, centers and homes must be licensed in order to participate in the food program. The homes and centers must pass a health inspection before being granted a license. Unfortunately, due to COVID many local health departments have not been able to enter the facilities to complete the health inspections. Little Lakers, LLC will begin submitting their monthly food report in March.

Kyle’s Korner Learning Center in Lawrenceburg is still awaiting a health inspection. We are hoping that this facility will be able to submit a food report in April.

If you are interested in opening a childcare facility, or know someone that is interested, please reach out to the FCCH and UC Director, Jane Claire Hupman, at (270) 402-1977 or