Eligible public or private
nonprofit child care centers, outside-school-hours
care centers, Head Start programs, and other institutions
which are licensed or approved to provide day care
services may participate in CACFP, independently
or as sponsored centers.
for profit centers must receive title XX funds for
at least 25 percent of their participants or at least
25 percent of the children they serve must be eligible
for free and reduced price meals. Meals served
to children are reimbursed at rates based upon a child’s
eligibility for free, reduced price, or paid meals.