Infant/Toddler Family Day Care (ITFDC) sponsors the USDA Child Care Food Program for children in family child care homes.  It is part of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) which is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture.


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Child Care Nutrition Enhancement Act

Family Child Care Providers and CACFP Reimbursements Rates!

Dear Providers,

This information is to confirm Tier Status and the reimbursement rates that will apply to your claims starting from July 1, 2023.

CACFP- FNS Notification Reimbursement Rates 07/01/23-06/30/2024- Published 07/07/2023.

This notice announces the annual adjustments to the national average payment rates for meals and snacks served in childcare centers, outside-school-hours care centers, at-risk afterschool care centers, and adult day care centers; the food service payment rates for meals and snacks served in day care homes; and the administrative reimbursement rates for sponsoring organizations of day care homes, to reflect changes in the Consumer Price Index.

Special Note

This notice reflects the June 30, 2023 expiration of the temporary reimbursement rates provided under the Keep Kids Fed Act of 2022 (PL 117–158), which included an additional 10 cents per meal reimbursement rate and temporary Tier I reimbursement rates for Tier II family day care homes. The reimbursement rates in this Notice reflect an adjustment to the base rates from 2022–2023.

While the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) does not have the authority to adjust reimbursement rates above inflation in the contiguous United States (CONUS), pursuant to section 12 of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 USC 1760) USDA may make adjustments to reimbursement rates in the outlying areas to reflect differences between the cost of providing meals and supplements in those areas and the costs of providing meals and supplements in all other States.

Reimbursement Rates:

Tier 2                                                  Tier 1

Breakfast $0.59                                    Breakfast $1.65

Lunch/Dinner $1.88                     Lunch/Dinner$3.12

Snack $0.25                                                 Snack $0.93

Per day/child: $2.72                Per day/child: $5.70

If YOU are a family child care provider who serves children healthy meals and snacks, then you are eligible to participate in CACFP. There is no cost to apply, and providers benefit by receiving a monthly cash reimbursement to offset the cost of meals and snacks. In addition, providers can receive valuable nutrition education, sample menus, meal planning resources, tax benefits and a competitive edge to market your business.

 CACFP reimbursements vary, and are based on many factors, such as how many children are in care, the number and kinds of meals served, etc.  You may be eligible to receive reimbursement for your own children as well.  The chart below provides information on potential monthly CACFP reimbursements.

 Potential Monthly Reimbursement
Examples: Breakfast, Lunch, Snack X 20 days
                            Tier 2      Tier 1
       2 children            $108.80           $228.00
      4 children            $217.60           $456.00
       8 children            $435.20          $912.00
Come and join the Child and Adult Care Food Program!


Family child care providers who participate in the USDA Child Care Food Program receive reimbursements for meals and snacks served to children in care and receive training on nutrition, menu planning, budgeting, food safety, and children’s nutrition activities.

Program Requirements

Family child care providers must follow several requirements to participate in the USDA Child Care Food Program:

  • Hold a current state license, registration, local approval, military certification or extension letter;
  • Follow USDA meal patterns;
  • Serve healthy and nutritious foods;
  • Submit monthly menus and attendance records to receive reimbursement;
  • Record meals and snacks at the time when they are served, keep records up to date and available for reviews;
  • Allow a minimum of three home visits per year; and
  • Attend a yearly training.

Claim Submission

USDA forms are easy to follow and submit.  ITFDC will train you how to fill out the enrollment forms and how to complete your menus online from any computer with internet access using the online KidKare system or using menus-paper forms.


For more information on how to join the CACFP-USDA program, please email at  or call ITFDC at 703-352-3449 ext. 107

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