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 2021 Claim Payment
September 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 My King Kids Academy 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 June 2021
$75 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.
KIds N Heart
My King Kids Academy
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
Apples & Oranges does not discriminate against any individual based on race, color, age, sex, disability, 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 be different this year.
We have moved the training dates and will now provide 4 different trainings specifically for different positions.
These trainings will be separated this year to provide more clarity for each position while participating in the food program.
We have invited a trainer from Kid Kare to come
conduct the training regarding Kid Kare Systems. We will start the new software program with Kid Kare on October 1st, 2021. All Centers will move from Minute Menu to Kid Kare. Minute Menu has merged with Kid Kare. Be sure to attend, it is manadatory.
September 11th, 2021
Ideal Day Care & Learning Center
1000 E. Red Bird Lane
Dallas, TX 75241
In Person Training: Directors/Owners
Teachers Training Only
September 18th, 2021
2nd Training: VIA ZOOM Cooks Only
2PM - 3PM
Make up training
(If you miss in person training)
See the Training Instructions:
Bring a Laptop for in person training
Limited 2 Staff per center for Directors/Owner Training
1 Teacher for Teachers Training per center
MUST participate in training to remain active
MUST wear mask for in person training
If fully vaccinated no mask is required
Keeping You Informed
Annual Child Enrollment
New Online Electronic Program Coming October 1st, 2021 with Kid Kare.
We are going Paperless with E-Forms
Stay in the Know
Train like a PRO!
New Meal Pattern Charts
Meal Production Records
Snacks, Cereal, Yogurt,