Food Program (CACFP)

CACFP LogoChildren’s Nutritional Needs

As a sponsor of The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), Early Childhood Alliance seeks to address the nutrional needs of children in child care. Through this federally funded and state-administered program, CACFP provides reimbursements for several types of child care settings serving creditable meals throughout Northeast Indiana.

Provider Benefits

  • Sample recipes and menu-planning ideas
  • Partial reimbursement of food costs
  • Educational materials on balanced and nutritious diets for providers, children, and parents
  • Training and technical support

Program Requirements

  • Be a licensed or certified legally licensed exempt child care home, center or ministry
  • Follow requirements for meals and snacks including maintaining records and documentation
  • Attend annual training in nutrition, nutrition education, sanitation, and record keeping

CACFP Related Documentation and Forms

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Free and Reduced Meals Application

Civil Rights Complaint Form

Auto Deposit Enrollment Form

Medical Statement for Children with Special Dietary Needs


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Full Non-Discrimination Policy

Home Renewal Process

Provider Instructions for Free/Reduced Meals Application

CACFP Policy Information

Civil Rights Disclaimer

Milk Substitutes

USDA Required Posters

Short Non-Discrimination Statement

Provider Updates and Changes


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Sample Infant Menu

Blank Infant Menu



Additional information is available at 

or contact our Child & Adult Food Care Program Coordinator at Early Childhood Alliance.

CACFP Policy Information
Civil Rights Disclaimer