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TABLE 2-3 CACFP Program Characteristics and Participation by Provider Type for Fiscal Year 2008, Listed in Descending Order by Average Number of Participants per Month

Provider Type

Participant Characteristics

Licensure

Reimbursement Options

Number of Providers

Number of Participants Served

Child care centers

Children ages 12 years and younger

Licensed or approved

2 meals and 1 snack; or 2 snacks and 1 meal

39,615

1,860,498

Family day care home

Children ages 12 years and younger

Licensed or approveda

2 meals and 1 snack; or 2 snacks and 1 meal

141,549

849,568

At-risk after school care facility

Children ages 18 years and younger

Approved

1 snack; or 1 snack and 1 mealb

6,686

300,008

Outside school hours care facility

Children ages 12 years and younger

Licensed or approved

2 meals and 1 snack

3,131

125,467

Adult care facility

Adults ages 60 years and over and disabled adults

Licensed or approvedc

2 meals and 1 snack; or 2 snacks and 1 meal

2,568

108,192

Shelters

Children ages 18 years and younger

None

3 meals; or 2 meals and 1 snack

398

7,958

aEach state has licensing or approval requirements that distinguish family from group homes and establish maximum participation based on the ratio of infants and children to adults.

bAt this time, both one snack and one meal are allowed only in 13 states and the District of Columbia.

cDependent on state and local rules for adult day care.

SOURCE: USDA/FNS, 2009.



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