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The CACFP (or food program) is funded by the Michigan Department of Education. It allows licensed child care centers like Nest to get reimbursed for meals, snacks and formula as long as we follow the state's requirements. As a result, we also have to record attendance, costs and other administrative tasks associated with managing the program. Use the forms below to capture the requirements for managing the food program.
Meal Attendance (Daily) Use this form to record daily attendance for meals.
Meal Attendance Summary Record Use this form to tally attendance for meals served in all classrooms.
Average Daily Attendance Instructions Use this form for instructions on how to complete the Average Daily Attendance sheet that is completed monthly.
Average Daily Attendance Use this form to calculate the average daily attendance. At the end of each day, count each student who attended. At the end of the month, add the daily attendance totals, then divide the total by the number of days food was served. This is your average daily attendance.
Summary of Costs The Summary of Costs captures the food and non-food expenses. Tally up all the receipts. Separate the food from the non-food costs and place the receipt value in the appropriate column. If you need help determining allowable costs review Allowable and Non-Allowable Costs. All costs must be supported by receipts, invoices and billings.
Time and Attendance The Time and Attendance is used to capture how much time Nest staff spends on serving meals and snacks as well as completing all the administrative form requirements. Review the Time and Attendance Instructions or a Sample Time and Attendance to further understand how to complete the form.
The DHS/CDC provider verification is for families to select/authorize Nest as their child care provider.
0-5 Months Infant Menu This menu is used to represent what the infants eat every day since they do not eat from the regular menu. Use this form to record what type and how much milk each infant 5 months and younger are consuming. Follow the Infant Menu Record Instructions for more details on how to complete the form.
6-11 Months Infant Menu This menu is used to represent what infants eat every day since they do not eat from the regular school menu. Use this form to record what type and how much milk each infant 6 - 11 months are consuming as well as any baby food that is served. Follow the Infant Menu Record Instructions for more details on how to complete the form.
Please double check all math to make sure you are calculating the attendance and receipts correctly. All forms should be completed in its entirety including signatures and dates.
File all Food Program (CACFP) documents in the CACFP Binder along with all receipts and invoices as well as the food menu for the claim month.
Record all your totals on the NEST CACFP BILLING SUMMARY and submit to the Executive Director for billing on the 1st Tuesday of the following month.