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National CACFP Sponsors Association

PO Box 1748
Round Rock, TX 78680
Website: http://www.cacfp.org

The National CACFP Sponsors Association serves as a national platform which provides education, support, and resources to organizations who administer the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program to the CACFP community.

Making Connections: Intentional and Experiential Learning

Making Connections: Intentional and Experiential Learning

When Monica Jackson befriended a nanny, she had no idea her career life was going to forever change. The nanny asked Monica to be her replacement and without looking back at her commercial loan lending career, Monica enrolled in the…

Celebrate CACFP: A Program Near You

Celebrate CACFP: A Program Near You

Ramona Hursey of Champaign, Illinois, Connie Rodgers of New Bern, North Carolina, and Angela Dobbs of Cresca, Iowa, are only a few of the extraordinary child care providers who go above and beyond each day to provide nutritious meals and…

Growing Healthy Kids: Nutrition From Kale to Tofu

Growing Healthy Kids: Nutrition From Kale to Tofu

Angela Dobbs always felt her calling was in child care. She enjoys teaching and watching the children learn on a daily basis, picking up even the simplest of skills that we as adults take for granted. She is a dedicated…

Quality Child Care: Learning Through Practical Experiences

Quality Child Care: Learning Through Practical Experiences

Sandra Jaeger saw a lifetime opportunity when she attended North Dakota State University and found they had a well-established and recognized Early Childhood Development program. Sandra had originally thought she would become an elementary teacher, but with this degree, she…

$20,000 Available for Scholarships to National Child Nutrition Conference

$20,000 Available for Scholarships to National Child Nutrition Conference

For 33 years the National Child Nutrition Conference for CACFP, Afterschool, and Summer Meals child nutrition programs has offered unparalleled training, education, and networking opportunities for the child nutrition community. Attendees will be able to choose from over 150 workshops…

Ison, Stanford, and Wagner Elected to National Board of Directors

Susan Ison of Taylorsville, Utah, Blake Stanford of Austin, Texas, and Kati Wagner of Centennial, Colorado have been elected by the National CACFP Sponsors Association membership to serve a three-year term on the Board of Directors. All bring a great…

Workshop Proposals Invited for 2019 Child Nutrition Conference in Chicago

The National Child Nutrition Conference for CACFP, Afterschool Meals and Summer Foods program will be held in Chicago, IL at the Hyatt Regency Downtown April 22 – 25, 2019. For over 32 years child nutrition program operators, sponsors, state agencies,…

Tenacity, Dedication, Determination: Qualities of a Child Care Provider

Tenacity, dedication, and determination are only a few of the many skills that Betty Anne White relied on when opening her childcare home 16 years ago. With a background in accounting she was nervous, but knew she wanted to take on…

Child Care Success: Embracing All Opportunities to Learn

Child Care Success: Embracing All Opportunities to Learn

Early on, Margaret Oberg knew her calling in life was to take care of children. She helped her own family with thirteen siblings and was a babysitter to families in the neighborhood. After starting her own family, it was a logical…

Child Care Recipe for Success: Outdoor Playtime, Dance Parties, and Good Nutrition

Child Care Recipe for Success: Outdoor Playtime, Dance Parties, and Good Nutrition

​​​​​​Janet Liebl started her child care career as an assistant in a local school. Recognizing an incredible opportunity to stay at home with her own three boys and fill a need in the community, Janet opened her home as an…

CACFP in Your Community: Celebrate National CACFP Week March 11-17, 2018

CACFP in Your Community: Celebrate National CACFP Week March 11-17, 2018

Jennifer Baumann of Chadron, Nebraska; Shirley Phillips of Cushing, Oklahoma; and Idarme Santos of Tampa, Florida: these are only a few of the extraordinary child care providers that go above and beyond each day to provide nutritious meals and teach lifetime…

$20,000 in Scholarships Awarded for CACFP Professional Development

Meet Audrey from Hawaii, Caitlin from Georgia, and Patricia from Wisconsin. What do they have in common? They will be attending the National Child Nutrition Conference in San Antonio this April as one of fourteen scholarship recipients. The recipients will…

Relationships Proven Important Key to Success for Child Care Provider

Relationships Proven Important Key to Success for Child Care Provider

Jennifer Baumann was settling into her new life as a stay-at-home mom after moving to Chadron, Nebraska. When friends and neighbors asked for help caring for their children,  Jennifer decided to become licensed and open her own home child care.…

Healthy Smoothies Popular With Kids in Child Care

Healthy Smoothies Popular With Kids in Child Care

While developing CACFP recipes that pass kids' taste tests, the National CACFP Sponsors Association found a favorite with the Sunrise Smoothie. Thousands of child care providers have found this frosty smoothie to be an easy, nutritious and healthy way to start…

Kids Win Chili Cook-Off and Learn Healthy Habits

Kids Win Chili Cook-Off and Learn Healthy Habits

​​​​Seventeen years after beginning her home child care, Andra Burke cannot imagine doing anything else. Through the Great Start to Quality program she is the first and only 5 Star Home Child Care Recipient in St. Claire County, Michigan. The…

Florida Child Care Provider Keeps Kids Safe & Loved

Florida Child Care Provider Keeps Kids Safe & Loved

Since September 2011, Idarme María Martín Santos has taken care of children from age 2 months to 13 years at her family child care home and after school program, Campanitas De Cristal in Tampa, Florida. Idarme is extremely passionate about…

Hester, Wagner, Paul and Moore Elected to Executive Board, National CACFP Sponsors Association Board of Directors

Hester, Wagner, Paul and Moore Elected to Executive Board, National CACFP Sponsors Association Board of Directors

​​​Senta Hester of Knoxville, TN, Melissa Moore of Baltimore, MD, Robin Paul of Freeland, MI and Kati Wagner of Centennial, CO have been elected to serve a two-year term on the National CACFP Sponsors Association Executive Board of Directors. All…

Healthy Eating Starts Early: Growing Healthy Kids With CACFP and Farm to School ECE

Healthy Eating Starts Early: Growing Healthy Kids With CACFP and Farm to School ECE

Every single day, child care providers across the nation are growing healthy kids. These unsung heroes work tirelessly day in and day out caring for our children’s minds and bodies. The National CACFP Sponsors Association (NCA) believes that healthy eating…

National Child Nutrition Foundation to Award $20,000 in Scholarships for Professional Development

For 31 years the National CACFP Conference has offered unparalleled training, education, and networking opportunities to the child nutrition community. This year the annual conference will be held in San Diego, CA, April 18-20, 2017. Through the National Child Nutrition…

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