Community Coordinated Care for Children, Inc. (4C) sponsors the Child Care Food Program (CCFP) in Orange, Osceola, Polk, and Seminole counties. The program is federally funded and regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). In Florida, the Department of Health Bureau of Child Nutrition administers the program. Child care centers, Head Start sites and licensed family child care home providers are eligible to participate. Centers with a current religious accreditation certificate are also able to apply.
The CCFP helps fight hunger and obesity by reimbursing eligible centers and home providers for serving healthy meals that meet the CCFP meal requirements to children in their care. Providers sponsored by 4C have access to nutrition resources, training, and technical assistance.
CCFP is helping children to form healthy habits that will last a lifetime. If you are a child care center or licensed family child care home and would like more information about the Child Care Food Program sponsored by 4C, call 407-532-4234.
Food Program Orientation for Centers Training
Child care centers interested in partnering with the 4C Child Care Food Program will need the Owner or the Director to attend orientation training. Two-day training classes (four hours each day) are offered each month. It is necessary to pre-register for the orientation training by contacting Janet Bond, CCFP Trainer, via e-mail at jbond@4Cflorida.org or by phone 407-532-4234. Classes are held at the Orange County 4C building at 3500 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32808. Training dates: Feb. 6 & 8, March 6-7, April 3 & 5, May 1 & 3, June 5 & 7, Aug. 1 & 3, Sept. 5 & 7, Oct. 2 & 4, Nov. 6 & 7, Dec. 4 & 6.
Food Program Orientation for Home Providers
Licensed child care home providers interested in becoming part of the Child Care Food Program will need to register for orientation. Classes are offered each month on a Saturday. It is necessary to pre-register for the training by contacting Janet Bond, CCFP Trainer, via e-mail at jbond@4Cflorida.org or by phone 407-532-4234. Training is held at the Orange County 4C building at 3500 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32808. Training dates: Feb. 10, March 3, April 7, May 5, June 9, Aug. 4, Sept. 8, Oct. 6, Nov. 10, Dec. 8.
Minute Menu software training is available for child care centers and home providers. One-day training sessions are conducted from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Community Coordinated Care for Children, Inc., building at 3500 W. Colonial Drive in Orlando on the following dates:
Minute Menu Cx Software for Centers: Feb. 15, March 13, April 9, May 8, June 11, Aug. 9, Sept. 11, Oct. 9, Nov. 14, Dec. 11.
For more information, contact Janet Bond, CCFP Trainer, via e-mail at jbond@4Cflorida.org or by phone, 407-532-4234.
A Guide to Crediting Foods
A supplementary resource to provide additional information on creditable foods for both infants and children in child care centers, outside school hours care centers, and family day care homes. The lists of creditable and noncreditable foods in this publication are not all-inclusive. The handbook includes commonly served foods, foods about which there have been inquiries, and foods noted as being credited incorrectly. Download handbook in English or Spanish
Download WIC flier in English and Spanish, click here
Building for the Future
Document to be displayed that states “This facility participates in the Child Care Food Program (CCFP), a Federal program that provides healthy meals and snacks to children child care settings.” Download display document in English, Spanish or Creole
Supplement C: Encourage Healthful Foods
Provider handbook for the child and adult care food program that offers nutrition and wellness tips for young children. Download handbook in English
Nutrition Calendar Training Module
2016 Nutrition Calendar & Record Keeping System Training Module, click here.
More helpful links
- Food recalls, market withdrawals and alerts, click
- Florida Department of Health/Child Care Food Program, click
- Information on food and nutrition for children, click
- Federal food safety information, click
- Vetted food and nutrition information from federal government, click
- Approved Formula List, click
To access Child Care Food Program forms, click here.