CACFP provides reimbursement for
meals and snacks served to small
groups of children receiving
nonresidential day care in
private homes that are licensed,
registered, or approved
to provide family child care.
CACFP targets higher levels of
reimbursement to low-income
areas, and to day care
providers and children most in need.
The reimbursements make the cost
of day care more affordable for
many lower income families.
Health and safety standards, training, and
monitoring make CACFP an important
component of quality child care,
especially in family day care