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Day Care Nutrition

A food subsidy from CRT can help home day care providers earn more without raising rates

Licensed home day cares can be reimbursed for serving healthy meals to children in their programs. Children must be 12 years of age and under. Workshops and other services help ensure the best possible nutrition for children. This program is called Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).

Reimbursement for meals served in day care homes is based upon location and income eligibility. CRT staff will help figure out potential reimbursement to be gained from serving nutritious food. A special Kith and Kin program, reimburses grandparents and other relatives who are caring for children under 12.

Potential income varies. For example,


  • Level One: The potential reimbursement for 4 children receiving a healthy Breakfast, Lunch and Snack is $16.28 per day.
  • Level Two: The potential reimbursement for 4 children receiving a healthy Breakfast, Lunch and Snack is $7.84 per day.

This food subsidy program is available in 72 towns in Hartford, New London, Litchfield, Fairfield and Middlesex counties. Licensed day care homes for children 12 years and under are eligible for the basic rate. These programs provide assistance for home day care providers year round.

To join, call (860) 347-4465 ext 228 to schedule an appointment.

Bring the following to the meeting

  • Copy of Daycare Home license
  • Copy of their substitutes certification is applicable
  • Name of nearest school to daycare
  • Copy of last year’s taxes if applicable
  • If receiving SNAP (food stamps), a copy of Department of Social Services determination letter and SNAP number

For more information
Day Care Nutrition
Address: 44 Hamlin Street , Middletown
Telephone: (860) 347-4465
[email protected]
Office Hours: Mon - Fri 8 am - 4 pm

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Community Renewal Team is an equal opportunity provider.

Additional Details
Basic training is provided on meal planning, meal service, menu compliance, and sanitation. Annual workshops include nutrition, early childhood education, and small business related issues. CACFP also provides on-going help and support including meal service monitoring, and resources available for health and nutrition workshops. A higher subsidy rate is possible under certain income limits. To receive these higher rates, a provider must live in an area where the majority of the school population is at 50% of the Federal Poverty Level, and must be income eligible or serve children from households that are income eligible.

Updated March 2016