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Key Facts About The Child and Adult Care Food Program

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is an incredibly important nutrition resource for low-income working families with children in subsidized child care. In Pennsylvania, only licensed child care centers and family day care homes are able to participate in CACFP, excluding over 38,000 low-income children in subsidized, approved, license-exempt child care (known as “Relative/Neighbor (R/N) Providers” in Pennsylvania). After registering with Child Care Information Services (CCIS) and undergoing background checks, Relative/Neighbor Providers are approved to receive child care subsidy payments from the Department of Public Welfare.