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Dedicated - to Enriching Children's Lives







The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) was established by Congress in 1968 to ensure that children receive nutritious, well-balanced meals while in child care. The program is funded by USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) through the California Department of Education (CDE).

Child Development Associates, Inc. (CDA) Nutrition Program is a Sponsor for the CACFP in San Diego, Imperial, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino Counties and a portion of Los Angeles County. It is our responsibility to provide nutrition education that will help family child care providers to improve the health and eating habits of children.  Providers are reimbursed by us for the meals they serve to the children in their care. The program also provides nutrition guidance through in-home visits, training and various other resources.


The regulations require that providers keep paperwork on a daily basis.  Our forms are available by clicking the link above as an alternative to calling the office and having them mailed. You also have the option of completing your monthly claim online through the WebHX system. Call our office for more details.


People Who Care

At CDA all staff members are chosen for their dedication to the growth of young children and their sensitivity to the needs of the child care providers. We recognize that working with children is demanding, rewarding and time consuming. It is our job not just to reimburse for the meals served to the children, but also to provide comprehensive resources to support providers in all areas of child care and development.


Non-Discrimination Policy

The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

"USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer."