About the Child Care Food Program (CCFP) ...It’s Fun and EASY!

The Child Care Food Program (CCFP) is a federally funded program offered by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Florida Department of Health, which is sponsored locally by the Early Learning Coalition of Escambia County for Licensed Child Care Home Providers.

The purpose of the CCFP is to provide oversight and reimbursements for nutritious meals and snacks served to children in child care settings in private licensed homes. Each day, millions of children throughout the United States receive nutritious meals and snacks through this program.

The CCFP will reimburse up to two meals and one snack or two snacks and one meal per child , per day.

CCFP plays a vital role in improving the quality of child care and by making it more affordable to serve healthy meals and snacks to children in our community.

What is Required to Participate in the Child Care Food Program?

Requirements:

Why Participate in the Child Care Food Program?

The Child Care Food Program is important to Child Care Providers, children, and their parents in many ways.

Partnering with the Child Care Food Program helps promote and instill healthy habits with children that will last a lifetime.

Meals and snacks served to children must meet specific USDA meal pattern requirements. The meal pattern includes milk, fruits and vegetables, meat and grains in amounts specified by age.

All Licensed Child Care Homes are eligible to participate. Basic requirements are to attend and follow the Food Program training, have at least one unrelated child in your care, and submit timely claims.

If you are not licensed, contact the Department of Children and Families in Escambia County at (850)595-8247 or in Santa Rosa and Okaloosa County at 850.833.3839. or visit www.myflorida.com/childcare

Visit the helpful sites on our Parent Resources page for more information.

For local questions please contact one of our Coalition staff, Rency Warren or Matt Moseley at (850)595-5400.

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