The Family Day Care Program is a federal funded program that provides training & money for serving nutritious meals to children in family day care homes. Guidelines to be followed for the meals are set by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA). Community Action of South Eastern WV oversees the program for Mercer, Raleigh, Summers, & Monroe Counties. Providers receive monthly payments to help cover food costs for the children eat with the day care children if their income is within USDA guidelines. Receive training that will enhance their skills & knowledge of nutrition, food preparation & record keeping. This ensures that each child card for in the home receives nutritious meals.
Any Family Day Care Provider who is taking care of children in his/her home on a regular basis & is registered through the WV Dept. of Health & Human Services can participate in the Family Day Care Food Program.