Child Care Food Program
4C Child Care Food Program (CCFP) acts as a federally funded sponsor of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) to ensure that children receive nutritious, well-balanced meals while in day care. The 4C CCFP reimburses licensed child care providers and license exempt TrustLined providers for serving meals and snacks that meet the USDA requirements to the children in their care.
4C CCFP is dedicating to providing meal reimbursement and healthy food choices for all children while in DCH Providers care. You may be eligible to receive reimbursement for meals and snacks in your Day Care Home (DCH). 4C CCFP offers assistance in menu planning, nutrition information and workshops. The average amount of reimbursement a year for DCH Providers in the CCFP is roughly $4,000-$5,500 a year (depending on various factors).
4C CCFP uses a web application, Minute Menu WebHx, designed to allow child care providers to record food program claim information on-line, quickly and easily as well as a manual claiming option for providers without access to a PC or internet.
To find out how to receive a monthly reimbursement through 4Cs' Child Care Food Program, please contact the Food Program staff at (408) 487-0747 or click here for an online appointment request form.
Below are links to forms associated with the 4Cs Child Care Food Program.
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities and wish to file either an EEO or program complaint please contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish).
Persons with disabilities who wish to file a program complaint, please see information above on how to contact us by mail directly or by email. If you require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) please contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
4Cs is an equal opportunity sponsor and employer.
Frequently Asked Questions
Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about the Child Care Food Program.
Resources for Child Care Providers
Online Professional Development Class on Healthy Beverages in Early Care & Education
The University of California is providing a free online course, Healthy Beverages in Early Care & Education, in English and Spanish for child care providers in California. This 30-minute online class is a fun and an interactive way to learn about the latest recommendations for healthy beverages for children and help child care providers meet the requirements of the California Healthy Beverages in Child Care Act (AB 2084).
Providers outside of California may have similar beverage requirements. All young children, regardless of licensing or Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) requirements, can benefit from consuming healthy beverages.
The class includes videos, short quizzes, activities, and covers topics such as milk, types of fruit juice, and reading nutrition label. A professional development certificate will be provided upon completion.
To sign up, visit http://bit.ly/NPIccbevE and create an account.
The course is FREE for California providers and available for child care providers outside of California for a $15 fee.
This class was developed by the UCSF School of Nursing, California Childcare Health Program in partnership with the University of California Nutrition Policy Institute and Cooperative Extension, with support from a grant by UC Agriculture and Natural Resources.
The CCHP link to the free Toolkit and materials page is: