Child Care Centers
Is my child care center eligible?
A child care center may participate in the food program when the sum total of the enrolled children who receive Title XX benefits or by the parents income to determine children are free and/or reduced that represents 25% or more of the total enrollment or licensed capacity of the child care center. The reimbursement of the child care center is determined by the percentage of free, reduced, and paid for every meal served to enrolled children.
The Program helps families of children enrolled of child care centers, emergency shelters, and afterschool snack programs improve the health and eating habits of the millions of infants, toddlers, pre-school, and school age children in our country by offering free nutrition training and financial assistance. As an incentive, child care programs receive a monthly reimbursement check for the meals and snacks served that meet basic nutritional requirements.
Reimbursement Expected Payment Date
May 2021 Claim Payment
June 15, 2021
Note: No reimbursement will be paid without receipts, monthly report, and time distribution reports (if applicable). Must submit with claims on the 2nd of every month. Payment dates are not 100% accurate.
We are Grateful for our Clients!
Child Care Program Reward Program
Congrats to King Kids Learning Center in Fort Worth, TX.
We're proud to announce you're the winner of the Child Care Center Reward.
Your center has shown outstanding performance in the
Professional staff & well organized kitchen
Outstanding monitoring reviews
Center Reward in December 2020
$50 Dinner Gift Card
Thanks for your dedication & outstanding work.
Receive a $75 check when you refer a child care center or shelter who successfully enroll with Apples & Oranges Corp Youth Food & Nutrition Program.
Brown's Earlybird Academy Owner Nichole Brown, of Fort Worth, Texas.
King Kids Learning Center Owner Tabitha Alford of Fort Worth, Texas.
Thanks for the Referrals.
Nutrition Forms - Download Forms Here
Useful Forms & Policy Alerts
BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE (English)
Civil Rights is a required training and must be completed before enrolling in the Food & Nutrition Program
"Take Quiz" at the end of training to receive a training certificate of completion.
Apples & Oranges does not discriminate against any individual based on race, color, age, sex, religion, disability, political belief or national origin. If you believe you have been discriminated against, please contact:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
Fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442
Nutrition Mandatory Annual Training
2021 Mandatory Training will offer 2 Options.
You may choose which training you will attend
In person training: (Limited to 25 Participants)
Date: August 14th, 2021
Location: TBA (Fort Worth, TX)
Date: June 26th
Location: Online (Link will be sent to email)
See the Training Instructions:
Bring a pad and pen for in person training
Only 1 Staff per center for in person training
Zoom Training will be recordedAll Centers
MUST participate in at least one training
MUST wear mask for in person training
Send a email saying which training you will participate in
Zoom Training No Limit on Staff Attendance
New Meal Pattern Charts
Annual Child Enrollment
New Online Electronic Program Coming October 1st, 2021 with My Food Program.
All children enrollment forms must
be updated in My Food Program by
October 1st, 2021.
We will control all child enrollment forms online with My Food Program.
October 15, 2021
Please ensure child enrollment forms
are accurate. Be sure to mirror the same information in My Food Program.
Stay in the Know
Train like a PRO!
New Meal Pattern Charts
Meal Production Records
Snacks, Cereal, Yogurt,