CARE Connection: Introduction to CACFP

Lessons describe how child care centers and family day care home providers can participate in the USDA's Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Lessons are specifically written for the child care center and for the family day care home, highlighting the differences between the two, and describing the benefits of the program.

 


Grab and Go Lesson - How Day Care Home Providers Can Participate in the CACFP
Benefits and requirements of the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program for family day care home providers. 2009.
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Grab and Go Lesson - CACFP Basics for Day Care Homes
How the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program works and how family day care home providers can participate. 2009.
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Grab and Go Lesson - Secrets of Success for Day Care Home Providers
Tips for helping child care providers organize their daily, weekly, and monthly tasks.
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Grab and Go Lesson - Showing Children and Parents You Care - For Family Day Care Home Providers
Tips on communicating with parents for family day care home providers. 2009.
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Grab and Go Lesson - How Day Care Centers Can Participate in the CACFP
Introduces the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program for centers. 2009.
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Grab and Go Lesson - CACFP Basics for Day Care Centers
Participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program for child care centers. 2009.
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Grab and Go Lesson - Secrets of Success for Day Care Centers
Tips for planning and managing the work day. 2009.
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Grab and Go Lesson - Showing Children and Parents You Care For Child Care Center Providers
Showing Children and Parents You Care. Effective communication with parents for child care centers. 2009.
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Grab and Go Lesson - What Parents Should Know About Benefits of the CACFP
Communicating with parents about the Child and Adult Care Food Program. 2009.
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Introduction to CARE Connection and the CACFP Video - Flash Version
Video lesson provides a basic introduction to the CACFP and the CARE process for making effective decisions. RT 12 min. View online in streaming video.
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Introduction to CARE Connection and the CACFP Video - Windows Media Video Version
Video lesson provides an introduction to the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and the CARE process for making effective decisions in child care. RT 12 min. Use this Windows Media Video (WMV) version to download to your computer.
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Introduction to CARE Connection and the CACFP Video Lesson Plan - PDF Version
Use this lesson plan to accompany the video for training. 2010.
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Introduction to CARE Connection and the CACFP Video Lesson Plan – Microsoft Word® Version
Use this lesson plan to accompany the video for training. 2010.
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CACFP Basics and Business Practices for Family Day Care Homes Video - Flash Version
Video lesson introduces the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), describes how eligible family day care home providers can participate, and shares success tips. View online in streaming video. 2009.
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CACFP Basics and Business Practices for Family Day Care Homes Video - Windows Media Video Version
Video lesson introduces the Child and Adult Care Food Program, describes how family day care home providers can participate, and shares success tips. RT 17 min. Download this Windows Media Video (WMV) version to your computer. 2009.
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CACFP Basics and Business Practices for Family Day Care Home Providers Video Lesson Plan - PDF Version
Use this lesson plan to accompany the video for training. 2010.
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CACFP Basics and Business Practices for Family Day Care Home Providers Video Lesson Plan - Microsoft Word® Version
Use this lesson plan to accompany the video for training. 2010.
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Participating in the CACFP for Child Care Centers Video - Flash Version
Video lesson introduces the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and describes how eligible child care centers can participate in the program. RT 13.5 min. View online in streaming video. Published 2009. ET85-09
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Participating in the CACFP for Child Care Centers Video - Windows Media Video Version
Video lesson introduces the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and describes how eligible child care centers can participate in the program. RT 13.5 min. Download this Windows Media Video (WMV) version to your computer. Published 2009. ET85-09.
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Participating in the CACFP for Child Care Centers Video Lesson Plan - PDF Version
Lesson plan to use with Participating in the CACFP for Child Care Centers video lesson. PDF.
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Participating in the CACFP for Child Care Centers Video Lesson Plan - Microsoft Word® Version
Lesson plan to use with Participating in the CACFP for Child Care Centers video lesson. MS Word doc.
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Parents' Guide to CACFP in Child Care Centers
Family Materials. Handout for parents explaining the Child and Adult Care Food Program as it operates in participating child care centers. 2009.
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Parents' Guide to CACFP in Family Day Care Homes
Family materials. Handout for parents explaining the Child and Adult Care Food Program as it operates in a family day care home. 2009.
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Menus for Your Child's Meals
Family materials. Handout for parents about the menus served to their child in child care. 2009.
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Help Your Child Learn Healthy Eating Habits
Family materials. Tips for parents. Revised 2013.
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Parents and Child Care Providers-Partners in Good Nutrition
Family materials. Handout for parents with tips for nutritious family meals. 2009.
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