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FOR CHILD CARE PROVIDERS
   

 

Serving Child Care Providers' Needs With...

Access to Pelican Provider Self-Service

Professional Development Opportunities

Increased Professional Knowledge

Enhancements to the Quality of Child Care Offered

Professional Guidance

  • How to start/expand a child care program

  • State regulations

  • Health and safety

  • Child development issues

  • Developmentally appropriate practices

  • Business practices

Connections to Caregiving Training
A pre-service training series for those interested in becoming state certified as a Family Child Care Home or in starting or expanding to a Group Child Care Home. 

P.A.C.E. (Providing Advanced Child Care Education) Training

A training series available to York County home-based providers who have been in business a minimum of one year.  This includes on-site mentoring and technical assistance.

Other Resources/Opportunities Available for Providers

  • Current information about today's child care trends affecting the workplaces
  • Networking opportunities
  • Current statistical data on the rates and supply of child care in a specific area
  • Professional resource library
  • Child and Adult Care Food Program participation

Contact Annette Artis at 717-771-8561 or 800-864-4925x561 or aartis@childcareconsultants.org

for more information.

 

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Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

Attention DHS Certified Family Child Care Homes and Relative/Neighbor Providers*:

Child Care Consultants, Inc. is now a sponsoring agency for 21 counties across Pennsylvania!

                                  

 

You can be partially reimbursed for serving healthy meals to the children in your care.

HOW? JOIN THE CHILD CARE FOOD PROGRAM AND LET US SPONSOR YOU!

What is the Child Care Food Program?

The Child and Adult Care food program is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) through  the PA Department of Education. The primary goal of this program is to help children receive nutritious meals while introducing them to a variety of different types of food. The program is available to children birth through 12 years of age who are in care in a DHS certified group or family child care home.  *Relative/Neighbor providers located in York County are also able to participate under our sponsorship.

Click Here to: Learn more about the USDA Child & Adult Care Food Program.

THE CACFP BENEFITS your business and your families.  Studies show that a key indicator of a quality child care home is participation in the CACFP.  Your food costs count as a business expense, so you only pay taxes on the amount of reimbursement that is more than your food expense. 

Click Here to: Learn why it's always financially beneficial to be on the CACFP.

Click Here to: View more ways the CACFP benefits YOU.

YOUR CACFP SPONSOR makes a difference.  Choose Child Care Consultants, Inc.

Under our sponsorship, you receive:

  • Downloadable forms online.
  • Email, mail or fax your monthly menus.
  • Recipe ideas and guidance in menu planning.
  • Free resources given throughout the year.
  • Annual training held live or via online webinar.
  • FREE, easy electronic tracking and submission using Minute Menu KidKare.

      

Join us in promoting good nutrition and positive health habits for children. 

Participation in the CACFP is FREE!

Still unsure? Watch this video debunking the most common objections to joining the program.

CONTACT US TODAY TO GET STARTED!

Call: 717-854-2273 or 1-800-864-4925  |  Email: cacfp@childcareconsultants.org

Click Here to: See what is needed for a child care provider to participate.

 

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FOR CURRENT CACFP PARTICIPANTS (Sponsored by CCC only)

Find the forms and resources you need below!  Click each link for a downloadable, printable copy.

FORMS & TOOLS

Attendance/Meal Count

Civil Rights Complaint Form

Crediting Guidelines Handbook

Enrollment Form

Meal Verification Form

Medical Plan of Care

MENUS / SAMPLE MENUS

INFANT Breakfast/Lunch/Snack (Menu Form)

INFANT Supper/Snack (Menu Form)

Breakfast/Lunch/Snack (Menu Form)

Supper/Snack (Menu Form)

**Sample Menu 1**

**Sample Menu 2**

**Sample Menu 3**

Fluid Milk Substitution Ideas

NEW CACFP MEAL PATTERN RESOURCES (October 1, 2017)

New Meal Patterns Shopping Guide

Grain-Based Desserts: Changes/Substitutions

A Menu Now vs. A Menu Following New Meal Patterns

Are You Ready for the New Meal Patterns?

HELPFUL RESOURCES

Counties Served by CCC

Introduction to Minute Menu KidKare

Let's Move! Activity Calendar

Sugars Calculator

Ways the CACFP Benefits You

Why It's Financially Beneficial to Participate in the CACFP (Tom Copeland)

Why Should I Stay on the Food Program? (Tom Copeland)

WIC (PA Women, Infants and Children)

Build4Future

THE HEALTHY HABIT Newsletter Archives

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In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit yourcompleted form or letter to USDA by:

(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) E-mail: program.intake@usda.gov.

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