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
August Claim Payment
September 14, 2020
Note: No reimbursement will be paid without receipts, monthly report, and time distribution reports (if applicable). Must submit with claims on the 3rd of every month. Payment dates are not 100% accurate.
We are Grateful for our Clients!
Child Care Program Reward Program
Congrats to Little Safari Learning Center in Kerrville, 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 2019
$50 Dinner Gift Card
Thanks for your dedication & outstanding work.
Receive a $75 check when you refer a child care center or shelter who completely enroll with Apples & Oranges Corp Youth Food & Nutrition Program.
Congrats Pooh's Corner Owner Nikki Gholson in Aspermont, Texas. Thanks for referring Child Care Center Toddler Town Owner Veronica Pena from Post, Texas.
Nutrition Forms - Download Forms Here
Useful Forms & Policy Alerts for Centers
New Civil Rights Posters Coming February 2020!
BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE (English)
Civil Rights is a required training and must be completed before enrolling in the Food & Nutrition Program
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
Due to the Coronavirus Outbreak Mandatory Training will not be in person this year.
We will however, require all afterschool at risk
sites and child care centers to attend the mandatory training via telephone conference and/or Zoom.
See the Training Schedule Below:
After-School At Risk Program Training
Thursday August 13, 2020
Child Care Center
Saturday September 26, 2020
*Zoom Information Coming Soon
*Must attend training in order to remain on the
New Meal Pattern Charts
Annual Child Enrollment
All children enrollment forms must
be updated in Minute Menu by October
All Original Enrollment Forms must
be submitted in our office by
October 15, 2020
Please ensure child enrollment forms
are accurate. Be sure to mirror the same information in Minute Menu
Stay in the Know
Train like a PRO!
New Meal Pattern Charts
Meal Production Records
Snacks, Cereal, Yogurt,