ERIC Number: ED368462
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Mar-30
Reference Count: N/A
Low Income Family Day Care Home Demonstration. Final Report.
Food and Nutrition Service (USDA), Washington, DC.; Macro International, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.
A 1-year demonstration project was conducted by the United States Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) to help remove or reduce barriers to the participation of low-income family day care homes in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). FNS funded six grantees to conduct a demonstration of three different strategies. The Ohio Hunger Task Force in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Greater Nashua Child Care Centers in Nashua, New Hampshire, conducted a strategy designed to overcome licensing barriers that prevent family day care homes from participating in CACFP. The Planning Council in Norfolk, Virginia, and the Office of Early Childhood Development in the District of Columbia focused on alleviating barriers by coordinating CACFP with state and local child care programs. The New Mexico Department of Health and Environment and the West Virginia Department of Education tested a third strategy, designed to reduce educational, language, or distance barriers to CACFP participation. All projects showed a net increase in the number of participating providers 6 months after the projects ended. (Three appendixes provide lists of demonstration project contacts, and barriers and facilitators to participation, as well as a summary of the study methodology. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Food and Nutrition Service (USDA), Washington, DC.; Macro International, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.
Identifiers: Child Care Food Program; District of Columbia; Food Distribution Programs; New Hampshire (Nashua); New Mexico State Department of Education; Ohio (Cleveland); Program Expansion; Virginia (Norfolk); West Virginia State Department of Education