4.3 Child Care Food Program

Boost Your Revenue With The Child Care Food Program

The Child Care Food Program gives you an opportunity to provide higher quality snacks and meals for the children in your care. Your participation also demonstrates commitment to good child nutrition for current and prospective parents -- giving you a competitive edge.

As a participant, you will receive a monthly reimbursement check to help cover meal and snack expenses. The USDA sets the annual rate of reimbursement (per meal/snack served), and these checks can be deposited directly into your account each month.

Our program is staffed to provide assistance through every step of the program.

To learn more, call 404-479-4251 or CLICK HERE

Important Child Care Food Program Links

SIGN UP FOR OUR 2014 SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM

To find out more about this free program CLICK HERE

 

CCFP CHECKS

To inquire about the status of your current CCFP reimbursement

CLICK HERE

 

NUTRITION TIPS

Download these helpful Nutrition Tips now, so that you can reference them in your planning. We change our nutrition tips and recipes each month. Please come back next month to get more helpful hints.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

 

MINUTE MENUS

Use Minute Menus to plan menus and ensure that they meet USDA guidelines.

CLICK HERE

 


The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or if all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 


News & Events

QCC & Project Open Hand Provides Lunches

More than 870,000 students in Georgia took part in the free or reduced price school lunch program this year. In many cases, that lunch is a child's only good meal and that means there's a void when school's out. Two non-profit groups are teaming up to fill the summer food gap.

Across the metro area, Quality Care for Children (QCC) and Project Open Hand provide free lunch to needy children at 17 summer camps. They help feed 1,100 kids around 74,000 meals.

Sparks Grove spends MLK Day helping Suburban Nursery

Quality Care for Children welcomed Atlanta-based marketing agency, Sparks Grove and their 30 volunteers to help brighten the school’s outdoor play areas. Sparks Grove is the fifth corporate volunteer group in Quality Care for Children’s Corporate Volunteer Program that launched in March 2011. Quality Care for Children’s outreach program is designed to assist child care centers in improving quality, performing tasks such as: mulching play areas and installing playground equipment.

El Día de los Niños

El Día de los Niños – a Celebration of ALL Children, April 19, 2012

As tough economic times continue to put a strain on families and the child care services they use in Georgia, a group of concerned citizens led by Quality Care for Children and Georgia First Lady, Sandra Deal, is hoping a major fundraising event in April will bring more money and awareness to what has become an urgent and growing problem this year.

Why Quality Child Care is Key

 
By Pam Tatum

Georgia has long endured the poor educational achievements that result from a failure to invest in high-quality early care and education for children. The economy is taking its toll on a child care system that needs to be thoroughly revamped for the sake of children, families and even the state’s economic future.