The Child Care Nutrition program is part of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), a federally-funded program to help family home child care providers serve healthy meals to the children they care for. Providers receive reimbursement for serving meals using a flexible and simple plan based around food groups such as meats and meat alternates, grains and breads, vegetables, fruits, and milk.
How Does the Program Work?
New provider applications are always welcomed. We are happy to be your partner in managing a healthy meal plan. New providers must contact the Child Care Nutrition Program Coordinator Jeannie Lamphiear to sign an application, who will set up an orientation in your home at your convenience. During the orientation Jeannie will provide you with all of the resources you will need to begin claiming meals, including a log-in and password to Kidkare, the database that allows you to keep track of food records you will submit on line each month for payment.
- Providers keep track of the meals they serve and the children who are present each day in the Kidkare Program.
- At the end of each month, providers submit meal records online and receive reimbursement via Direct Deposit.
- The Child Care Nutrition Coordinator is available to provide technical assistance and will visit your home three times a year to observe a meal and answer your questions.
Who is Eligible?
All licensed family child care providers are eligible to receive reimbursement for serving healthy meals to all children in their care.
Island, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, & Whatcom Counties
Email: Child Care Nutrition Coordinator
(360) 410-2770 direct
(360) 734-8396 ext. 1426
(888) 444-1862 ext. 1426
2022 Child Care Nutrition Program provider training and guidelines
After viewing the training presentation, please scroll down and sign the attestation form at the bottom of the page. Thanks!
CACFP Video – English y español
2022 Crediting Handbook for the CACFP
Feeding Infants Handbook 2021
OSPI CACFP Approved Non-Dairy Beverages
Request for Fluid Milk Substitution
Reference Sheet Special Dietary Needs
Request for Special Dietary Accommodations
Required Postings and Handouts
2022 CACFP Training Attestation
After you have completed watching the training video and reviewing the supporting documents, you must sign your name below.