Links to Child Care Resources
State and Local Government Links for Child Care

U.S. Government

State and Local Government Links for Child Care

Extension Services Child Care Links

Child Care Associations and Organizations

Related Links to Child Care Topics

 

 State and Local Government Agencies:

State Agencies Administering the Child Nutrition Programs: http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/Contacts/StateDirectory.htm  
    

Florida Department of Children and Families Child Care Information - http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/childcare/

Florida Department of Health Child Care Food Program -http://www.doh.state.fl.us/ccfp/ 
     

 CACFP Healthy Menu Planning Guide
Idaho Department of Education, Child Nutrition Programs.
Menu planning tips and suggestions; nutrition recommendations and best practices based on the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans; meal time best practices; and sample menus that utilize USDA Recipes for Child Care.
Illinois Nutrition Education & Training Program is a not-for-profit program supported by the Illinois State Board of Education. Its mission is to help Illinois school and childcare staff create learning environments that promote and support children's health and learning. http://www.kidseatwell.org/
Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services - Child Care. http://www.dphhs.mt.gov/programsservices/childcare.shtml 
 
New York State Department of Health - Child and Adult Care Food Program
Resource: Crediting Foods in CACFP

North Dakota Department of Public Instruction. Child Care Food Program. http://www.dpi.state.nd.us/child/cacfp/index.shtm
Team Nutrition Fruits and Vegetables Lessons for Preschool Children (Supplement)
http://www.dpi.state.nd.us/child/cacfp/brochure06.pdf
Color Me Healthy - Preschoolers Moving & Eating Healthy Curriculum Kit. 
      
CACFP in Oregon Family Day Care Homes Report - study of family child care in Oregon. Kelly Meredith, an Emerson National Hunger Fellow working for the Oregon Child Development Coalition. http://www.ocdc.net
      

CHILDSPAN - training and consultation for care and education providers in the state of Rhode Island. http://childspan.net/  

    

Tennessee Department of Human Services Child Care Resources - featuring the Gold Sneaker Initiative
  

Seattle and King County, Washington, Health Services.
http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/nutrition.aspx
Child and Youth Health
http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/child.aspx 
   

State of Washington OSPI - Child Nutrition Publications includes a guide to creditable foods and a child care center manual.

 

 Wyoming Mealtime Memo
Wyoming Department of Education; Wyoming Team Nutrition.