After five months of not having any centers or homes temporarily close due to COVID, the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is starting to experience more closures than ever before. In the month of August alone there were seven centers and five homes, that participate in the program, that had to shut down and quarantine for ten days. This is not only difficult for the centers and their staff but for the parents of the students attending. Since children 12 and under are still not allowed to receive the vaccination, we do not foresee the closures dying down anytime soon.
The Child and Adult Care Food Program assists 53 childcare centers and family care homes in our region with receiving reimbursement to help offset the costs of serving nutritious meals and snacks to children in their care.
Many certified childcare homes can qualify for this reimbursement program as well as many daycare centers across the state. If you are interested in learning more about how you can participate, please call the director, Jane Claire, at 270-402-1977.