ERIC Number: ED420387
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Mar-3
Reference Count: N/A
Food Assistance: Child Care Centers Sponsored by Schools Participating in the National School Lunch Program.
Robinson, Robert A.
In the process of reauthorizing child nutrition programs, Congress is considering a consolidation proposal to permit schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and also operate Child and Adult Care Food Programs (CACFP) outside-school-hours care centers to receive their federal reimbursement through NSLP for snacks provided in their centers. This telephone survey examined the number of CACFP centers that are operated by schools participating in the NSLP. Officials in 50 states and the District of Columbia provided information on the number of CACFP child care centers that were sponsored by schools participating in NSLP and those CACFP centers categorized specifically as outside-school-hours care centers, also sponsored by schools participating in NSLP. Findings indicated that about 80 percent of all CACFP child care centers had no affiliation with NSLP schools, with about 10 percent of the remaining CACFP centers sponsored by NSLP schools and 10 percent located in NSLP schools but sponsored by other organizations. For outside-school-hours CACFP centers, 36 percent had no affiliation with NSLP schools, about 30 percent were sponsored by NSLP schools, and about 35 percent were located in NSLP schools but were sponsored by other organizations. Less than 2 percent of the 88,900 schools participating in NSLP sponsored CACFP outside-school-hours care centers. (KB)
Descriptors: Day Care Centers, Elementary Education, Lunch Programs, National Surveys, School Age Day Care
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