Caregiver Support

comprised of seven core content areas and address the development and learning of all individuals on the early care and youth education continuum.
provide a framework for understanding developmentally appropriate expectations for infants and toddlers.
help parents, family members, child care providers, teachers and other adults in the child's life make informed decisions regarding curriculum in order to prepare children for kindergarten.
The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) works to assure a healthy, well-balanced variety of nourishing foods for children and adults in day care away from home. The program offers reimbursement for meal service expenses and other aid to eligible child care centers, family and group day care homes, adult day care centers, and outside-school-hours care programs which serve meals to children and adults.
Establishing and enforcing health and safety standards for child care programs. Training and supporting providers in meeting the established health and safety standards. Providing the public with accurate information about regulated child care.