Get an idea of what the child care landscape looks like through licensing standards and overall reporting from Child Care Aware of America as well as resources and databases the Office of Child Care has created.
MyPlate Tip Sheets have been around for a while, but did you know you can filter them to easily find the topic and audience you want to support or learn about?
Learn a little bit about the difference between equity and equality as well as how that can impact child care.
Resources to help you prep for the food program new and improved meal pattern implementation date.
The apple orchard and pumpkin patch field trips are already in full swing. Meals are packed with the season’s bounty of fall goodies. The opportunities to celebrate National Farm to School Month this October are endless! Designated by Congress in 2010, National Farm to School Month is a perfect time to get started with farm to early care and education initiatives.
The Administration for Children and Families has released the final rule for CCDBG/CCDF. You'll find some resources from ACF and some possible organizations to follow as they ramp up to service your needs. This will impact you - educate yourself.
You may have heard the terms Farm to Market, Farm to Table and even Farm to Preschool, but what do they mean and why is it important? Simply put, these are all terms or programs that mean using locally grown food that can easily and quickly be brought to market.
The CACFP Take Action Challenge had a huge impact on not only my program practices, but the children in my program. They have become more excited about our health and nutrition curriculum, more willing to try new foods and have just became healthier in general due to new practices I have implemented.
Federal funding for child care is an important piece of the puzzle. Without these critical funds, too many children, particularly those from low-income families, will not have the chance to participate in the high-quality experiences that they need. These funds are also about licensing, training, supports, and about including family child care in early care and education systems and ideas in the states. These funds are about you, your work, and the children and families who are counting on you.
Last week, the final rule for the new CACFP Meal Patterns was released and the House CNR bill - which directly impacts CACFP was introduced. Find out more!