Child Care Centers. Public or private nonprofit child care centers, Head Start programs, and some for-profit centers which are licensed or approved to provide day care may serve meals and snacks to infants and children through CACFP. Afterschool care programs in low-income areas can participate in CACFP by providing free snacks to school-aged children and youths through age 18. Reimbursable suppers are also available to children in eligible afterschool care programs in seven States--Delaware, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, New York, Oregon, and Pennsylvania.
Family Day Care Homes. CACFP provides reimbursement for meals and snacks served to small groups of children receiving nonresidential day care in licensed or approved private homes. A family or group day care home must sign an agreement with a sponsoring organization to participate in CACFP. The sponsoring organization organizes training, conducts monitoring, and helps with planning menus and filling out reimbursement forms.
Homeless Shelters. Emergency shelters which provide residential and food services to homeless families may participate in CACFP. Unlike most other CACFP facilities, a shelter does not have to be licensed to provide day care.
Adult Day Care Centers. Public, private nonprofit, and some for-profit adult day care facilities which provide structured, comprehensive services to functionally impaired, nonresident adults may participate in CACFP.