CACFP - YMCA: A Fun Video and Song

As with all things, just one voice is meager.  Add your voice to mine and let's make our CACFP voice louder and stronger during #CACFPweek!  Record your office or child care singing the YMCA CACFP style!  Use these lyrics or make up your own.  I'll put them on and we can spend #CACFPWeek dancing and singing about the value and impact of CACFP!

I'm going to see who I can dig up to add to this voice next week in D.C.!

The Lyrics to our CACFP Version of YMCA!

  • Provider  - There's no need to feel down
  • I said Provider, pick yourself off the ground
  • I said Provider, there is help all around
  • There's no need to be unhealthy
  • Parents, there's a place you can go
  • I said Parents, a place you will know
  • Your kids are safe and eating healthy
  • It's with a Provider on CACFP


  • It's fun to claim on the CACFP
  • It's fun to claim on the CACFP
  • You can get reimbursed for the meals your serve
  • Help kids get ahead of the curve
  • By claiming on the CACFP
  • By claiming on the CACFP
  • You can get some support from your local sponsor
  • You and the children will prosper...

Samantha Marshall, M.A.

Samantha is, just like you, excited to make a difference in our community and our world. With a Master of Arts degree in English Literature, you might ask how she found herself building and writing for a website focused on child care. From 1995 through 2001, Samantha started her career working for Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) sponsors which introduced her to the importance of non-profits, community and quality child care. Her experience with Sponsors, State Officials, and Family Child Care Providers left a great and lasting impression. Later in her career and her most recent position at SAGE Publications, an academic publisher, was as a product manager for a new online resource! During this time many of Samantha's passions collided. A love for the written word, children and the proliferation of knowledge as well as a fascination with the resources the internet gives us, building a community for child care on is the perfect way to make the difference she wanted to. Needless to say, she is very excited to be an active part of creating and building