CACFP - Enrollment Forms in the CACFP

Posted: Tue, 10/18/2011 - 8:04am Updated: Wed, 08/21/2013 - 3:14pm

The 2nd Interim Rule requires enrollment forms in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). The content and frequency of enrollment forms is explained in sections 226.15(e)(2)-(3) of the Federal regulations. Most institutions and facilities participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program must have enrollment forms that must be updated annually. At-Risk After School Snack Program, Outside School Hours Care Centers, and AdultDayCareCenters are NOT required to collect enrollment forms.

For CACFP, enrolled child means a child whose parent or guardian has submitted to an institution a signed document that indicates that the child is enrolled for childcare.

For each participant in CACFP (except those in at-risk snack programs, outside-school-hours care center, and adult day care centers), enrollment forms shall be collected annually and be signed by a parent or guardian and shall include information on each child’s normal days and hours in care and meals received in care. The parent/guardian must sign the enrollment form each year, even if there is NO change in days, hours, and/or meals.

Institutions may develop their own enrollment form or use the form developed by the State Agency (attached). In either case, the above-required documentation shall be kept along with other required CACFP record keeping forms.

This applies to enrollment forms for children entering CACFP on or after April 1, 2005, and to ALL child enrollment forms by September 30, 2005.