Child Care Food Program 

Family Central is contracted with the Florida Department of Health as a sponsor for the USDA Child Care Food Program to sponsor licensed family child care homes in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties and child care centers in Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie counties.


What are the benefits of participating in the Child Care Food Program?

  • Children receive nutritious meals.
  • Providers receive valuable reimbursement money to help with their meal costs.
  • Reimbursement rates are adjusted every year by the funder.
  • Technical assistance is available to providers to help them get started and is ongoing throughout the year.
  • Food and nutrition training is available to providers for in-service credit at no cost to the provider.
  • Approved menus are provided taking the worry out of menu planning.
  • Child care centers can use a state approved caterer who will prepare and deliver meals and disposable paper products daily.


 How can I participate?

  • If you are a Child Care Center or Family Child Care Home Provider interested in participationg, please click here.


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Are you a Current Participant?


In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.


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