Child Care Provider Resources

Child Care Food Program

What is the Child Care Food Program (CCFP)?

The CCFP is a USDA Child Nutrition Program that assists licensed and TrustLine Registered child care providers with the high cost of feeding children. The primary goal of the CCFP is to provide nutritious meals and snacks to children who are in a day care home setting. Children who are introduced to good nutrition at an early age have proven to do better in school and go on to become healthier adults.

Who is Eligible?

Solano Family and Children Services offers the CCFP to licensed and TrustLine Registered child care providers who live in Solano, Napa, or Yolo county. It is available to all children from infant through 12 years of age, regardless of family income. Providers can claim their own children if they meet the income qualifications and complete the eligibility application. Provider’s children can only be claimed when child care children are present during the same meal.

What are the Benefits of Participating?

Providers who participate in the CCFP receive a monthly reimbursement check for providing nutritious meals and snacks to enrolled children. The reimbursement rates are set by the USDA and are based on a flat rate for each meal or snack served that meets the requirements. Providers can be reimbursed for up to two main meals and one snack per child, per day, or one main meal and two snacks per child, per day.
Providers also receive information and assistance regarding nutrition, meal planning and program requirements.

How do I Participate?

There is no cost to join. As a sponsor of the program, Solano Family & Children Services supplies all the required forms for documentation of daily menus and attendance. Providers will have the option of claiming online and submitting their claim electronically at the end of each month, or manually completing menus to submit by mail or drop off at our office.

The CCFP staff will visit each provider 3 times throughout the year to offer program guidance and training. These visits are on a drop-in basis, usually at meal time in order to observe a meal service and provide you with nutrition, health, and safety information.

Is there daily paperwork to fill out?

SFCS uses KidKare, an internet-based software system for providers to record their menus and meal attendance daily. It does away with having to write your menus down and mail them to us each month. With the click of a button, you submit your monthly claim! You can access your data online, so you won’t have to keep paper copies of your claims. The only forms you need to print out are the enrollment applications for each child in care.

If you have access to the web, you can keep your data up to date on the KidKare website. Any device will do: any computer, a tablet, a smart phone. You are given a log-in code and password that allows access to the website. You can document your daily menus, enroll new children, and submit your monthly claim.

Providers that do not have access to a computer/device can still claim using the Minute Menu scannable forms to log menus and meal attendance each day.

How do I get started?

It’s easy to join. As soon as you have your day care license or TrustLine Registration, and have at least one child in care, contact us and we will schedule an in-home training session with you. This usually takes about an hour and we bring all the information needed to get you started claiming that day!

Please give us a call at (707) 863-3950 or email us through our online contact form.

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. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
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Food Assistance Programs

Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano

The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano distributes food directly to low income people. Learn about direct programs, member agencies and other resources for people who need food assistance.

Online information is available at External Link

Solano County Food Bank
2339 Courage Drive, Suite F
Fairfield CA 94533

Cal Fresh Program (Formerly the Food Stamp Program)

Federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – helps low-income people and families buy the food they need for good health. You apply for benefits by completing a State application form. Benefits are provided on an electronic card that is used like an ATM card and accepted at most grocery stores.

Online information is available at External Link

Employment and Eligibility Services
275 Beck Avenue
Fairfield CA 94533

Employment and Eligibility Services
1119 E. Monte Vista Ave.
Vacaville CA  95688

Employment and Eligibility Services
365 Tuolumne Street
Vallejo CA  94590

WIC – The federal Women, Infants and Children program (WIC)

Provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.

Online information is available at External Link

Dixon WIC Clinic
155 N. 2nd Street
Dixon CA 95620

Fairfield/Travis AFB/Rio Vista WIC Clinic
2101 Courage Drive
Fairfield CA 94533

Vacaville WIC Clinic
1119 E. Monte Vista Ave.
Vacaville CA 95688

Vallejo WIC Clinic
365 Tuolumne Street
Vallejo CA 94590

Our Mission

Solano Family & Children’s Services promotes and advocates for the well-being of children, their families, and child care providers by offering access to a variety of child care resources.