The Arizona Department of Education does not endorse or recommend a specific curriculum or program philosophy as those decisions are solely determined by districts and/or program administrators. It is recommended that programs focus on choosing a research-based curriculum for early education programs and implementing approved standards.
What is the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)?
The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) meal reimbursement program helping Child Care Centers and Family Day Care Homes (FDCHs) provide well balanced, healthy and nutritious meals and snacks served to eligible enrolled children.
A variety of public or private nonprofit child care centers and Head Start programs which are licensed or approved to provide child care services participate in CACFP. For-profie centers that serve lower income children may also be eligible to participate.