Food Program in Centers

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Early Childhood Alliance has been a proud sponsor of the Child and Adult Care Food Program(CACFP) for over 40 years. Helping children get great nutritious meals in child care, assuring parents that their children are well fed and assisting providers with education, training and partial meal reimbursement, the Early Childhood Alliance CACFP team build in our goal of Building Better Futures for Children.

Programs sponsored by ECA*
Children impacted
Funds dispersed
As distributed/coordinated USDA Meal Reimbursements

Provider Benefits

  • Sample recipes and menu-planning ideas
  • Partial reimbursement of food costs
  • Resources on balanced diets for providers, children, and parents
  • Training and technical support
  • FREE KidKare software for easy documentation
  • Direct deposit of reimbursements
  • Added value for parents

Eligibility Requirements

  • Licensed/Certified legally exempt child care home, center or ministry
  • Follow requirements for meals and snacks
  • Maintain records and documentation
  • Attend approved training in nutrition, nutrition education, sanitation, and record keeping

Auto Deposit Enrollment Form

Obligation to Serve Infants in The CACFP

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Milk Substitutions for Children with Special Dietary Needs

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USDA Child Nutrition Program – Log of Civil Rights Complaints

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Building for the Future with CACFP

Provider Infant Formula of Choice Form

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Construyendo para el futuro (Español)

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CACFP Infant Feeding Record – Effective October 2017

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USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form

Medical Statement for Children with Special Dietary Needs

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CACFP Infant Menu – Effective October 2017

* Early childhood programs across 13 counties (Allen, DeKalb, Elkhart, Huntington, Jay, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Marshall, Noble, St. Joseph, Steuben, Wells and Whitley)

Short Non-Discrimination Statement

ECA CACFP Policy Book

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Declaración breve de no discriminación (Español)

Civil Rights Requirements

Full Non-Discrimination Policy

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Política completa de no discriminación (Español)

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Meal Modification Procedures

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Civil Rights Complaint Procedure

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CACFP Training Module One 2021

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Meal Pattern Life in 3D Quiz

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CACFP Training Module Two 2021


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CACFP Training Module Three 2021

CACFP Training Module Four 2021

CACFP Training Module Four 2021

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Meal Pattern Poster