Child and Adult Care
The Child and Adult Care Food Program provides cash reimbursements for meals served in child day care centers, family and group day care homes, and adult day care centers. Programs are reimbursed according to the number of meals they serve to children. Child and adult care centers receive reimbursement based on family size and income. Day care homes and group family day care homes receive reimbursement based on income level of the area or of the family.
Child day care homes, child day care centers, and adult day care centers must be licensed in order to participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program.
In order to participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program, day care homes must be located in a home. Group family day care homes must be in a residential building. It may be a provider’s home or it may be a vacant home. Note that licensing for a group family day care home allows it to be in another building (not necessarily a residence); however, if it is not a residence, that group family day care home is not eligible to participate in the CACFP as a sponsored home. In that case, it may be possible for that group family day care home to participate as an independent center. For more information about the site’s eligibility to participate as an independent center, contact the Child and Adult Nutrition Services office at (605) 773-3413.
- Breads and Grains Chart
- CACFP Enrollment Forms
- CACFP Meal Pattern - Children
- CACFP Meal Pattern - Infants
- Cereal Handout
- Eligibility Roster
- Infant Formula and Foods
- Infant Menu Records - Group
- Infant Formula - Centers
- Infant Menu Records - Individual
- Meal Count Record
- Monitoring Review Form
- Milk Handout
- Numbered Memos
- Production Record
- Special Diet Form
- Yogurt Handout
- Infant Parent Handout - Breastfeeding - Tell Us
- Infant Parent Handout - Formula Feeding - Tell Us
- Infant Parent Handout - Iron and Vitamin C
- Infant Parent Handout - Solid Foods - General
- Infant Parent Handout - Solid Foods - Tell Us
- Infant Parent Handout - Varying Vegetables
Applications for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) are now collected through a web-based application. The web-based system is called iCAN. To apply for the CACFP as a center-based or home-based sponsor, you must contact Child and Adult Nutrition Services at (605) 773-3413 to request access to the web-site. If you have a current application with the Child and Adult Nutrition Services office, you should have access to this site already. If you have any issues, please contact the CANS office at the same number. Your call will be directed to someone who can help you to gain access to this system.
The iCAN website is found at: https://ican.sd.gov/ICAN/Splash.aspx
- iCAN Sponsor User Manual
- Completing the iCAN Application – New Agencies – Webinar
- Completing the iCAN Application – Renewing Agencies – Webinar
If you need to request access to the iCAN system as a new agency (i.e. not on any other Child Nutrition Programs), please complete the New Sponsor Profile form and email it to email@example.com. Please note that you will also need to complete the New User Request form (below) to obtain access for each individual that will need to have access to the online application or claims.
If you need to request access to the iCAN system for a new user please complete the iCAN User ID Request form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. A separate form must be completed for each individual that needs to have access to the iCAN system for applications and/or claims. User IDs and passwords are specific to each individual and may not be shared with others.
Claims for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) are now completed through the iCAN system. Log into the iCAN system found at https://ican.sd.gov/ICAN/Splash.aspx. If you have any issues, please contact the CANS office at (605) 773-3413 and your call will be directed to someone that can help you.
Snacks and meals can be a part of the after-school care programs. CACFP agencies that are offering snacks and/or meals to children in after school settings may be eligible to receive a higher rate of reimbursement for those children if specific circumstances are met. Agencies that are serving a snack and/or meal service for children in after-school care situations may call Child and Adult Nutrition Services (CANS) at (605) 773-3413 to get more information about this opportunity.
After completion of the annual required trainings below, visit the SD Bright Track website for additional required trainings. Each individual at an agency must create an account to access the trainings on the SD Bright Track website. Learn how to create a new user account and register for a course. Use the code blackhills800
This new system tracks an individual’s progress throughout the year and saves certificates for trainings completed. It is also recommended that users download or print certificates as a backup.
Trainings on the SD Bright Track website are interactive with puzzles, quizzes, and other features.
Questions? Contact the Child and Adult Nutrition Services office at (605) 773-3413.
At Risk After School Meals and Snacks in the CACFP
- At-Risk Handbook
- At-Risk After School - Recording
- PPT Handout
- Training Quiz
- Meal Count Form – At Risk
Free and Reduced Price Meal Applications
- Free and Reduced Price Meal Applications - Recording
- Free and Reduced Price Meals and Applications PPT Handout
- Free and Reduced Price Meal Application Training Quiz
- Eligibility Roster
Meal Counting in the CACFP
- Meal Counting in the CACFP - recording
- Meal Counting Requirements PPT Handout
- Meal Counting Training Quiz
- Meal Count Sheet
Monitoring Requirements in the CACFP
- Monitoring Requirements in the CACFP - Recording
- Monitoring Requirements PPT Handout
- Monitoring Review Form
- Monitoring Requirements and the Job of a Monitor Training Quiz
Production Records in the CACFP
- Production Records in the CACFP - Recording
- CACFP Production Records PPT Handout
- CACFP Production Record
- CACFP Production Records Training Quiz
Record Keeping in the CACFP
- Record Keeping in the CACFP - Recording
- CACFP Record Keeping Requirements PPT Handout
- Infant Menu Sample
- Record Keeping Requirements Training Quiz
- Building for the Future
- Special Diet Memo
- Enrollment Forms
- Household Contacts for Sponsors of Centers
- Household Contacts for Sponsors of Homes
Claims Training in the CACFP: iCAN
The Healthier CACFP Award is a recognition system that supports the wellness efforts of child care centers participating in CACFP. Child care centers taking steps to improve the nutrition, physical activity, nutrition education, and/or environment for children in their care can apply to win an award in one or more of these categories. Three award levels are offered: Honors, High Honors and Highest Honors.
Participation in the CACFP and compliance with CACFP regulations is required to be eligible for the award. Applicants are required to be in good standing with the CACFP, defined as having completed and implemented all corrective actions from the previous compliance review and having not been seriously deficient in the past two years, at the time of application.
The program application includes criteria in four categories: Menus, Physical Activity, Nutrition Education, and Environment. Applicants can choose which category(ies) they would like to apply for and at which level, and then submit the application to their State Child Nutrition Agency. It is highly recommended that applicants utilize the Healthier CACFP Award Resource Book, which explains “why” and “how to” for each criterion and provides guidance and tools to assist with implementing the criteria.
For more information, contact the SD Department of Education, Child and Adult Nutrition Services at (605) 773-3413.