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A Letter to Our Community

Last month, we gathered in New Orleans and virtually for the 2021 NAFCC Annual Conference – “Hitting the High Notes.” It was an incredible feeling being able to meet again in person and network with so many family child care professionals from across the country. We even had attendees tuning in online from as far…

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Child Nutrition Action in Congress

Let’s get ready for Child Nutrition Act Reauthorization! The last time Congress renewed this law, it was 2010. So much has happened since then! This reauthorization process gives us all an opportunity to educate Congress on what would make the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) even better. The U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee and…

Food Program News: Latest Waivers from USDA Provide More Support for Family Child Care Programs

Throughout the pandemic, USDA has been issuing flexibilities for operating the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) through what they call COVID-19 Nationwide Waivers. These flexibilities are intended to ensure children in CACFP-participating programs are still able to access nutritious meals during these difficult times. On April 20, 2021, USDA issued another set of…