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Child and Adult Care Food Program Provider Requirements

Requirements and obligations of Child Care Providers on the Food Program:


Monitoring Visits

Monitoring the Food Program is required at least three times per program year; October 1st – September 30th.

  • The three required yearly visits will be unannounced.
  • At least once of the three required yearly visits must be during a meal service so that meals claimed for reimbursement can be observed. Providers must notify CCFP staff in advance if they will not be home during scheduled meal times by calling 461-2904 and leaving a message.  Southern California message #209-461-2906.


During these monitoring visits, the Sponsor representative of the Child Care Food Program will:

  • Record all observations and recommendations on a DCH Site Monitor Report
  • Check meal attendance and menus to be sure that records are up to date and attendance is kept on a daily basis
  • Check attendance by comparing the full names and ages of the children present to the attendance forms
  • Check for license capacity compliance – providers operating over capacity will be reported to the Department of Social Services (DSS)



Food Program claims are due on the 5th of every month by 5:00 p.m. Late claims are accepted through the 15th of each month for a delayed reimbursement.

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