Business Practices for Child Care

Good nutrition programs need sound business practices.  Good business habits help provide high-quality child nutrition service. Record keeping is a key element of successfully participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), but it is important for success in any business.  State agencies and sponsoring organizations can help train child care providers in the business aspects of participating in the CACFP. A good foundation in business management is useful, too. Take advantage of community colleges to get the business training you need to help you feel more confident in running your business.

These lessons and materials provide tips for successfully running a business that provides high quality child care and a first rate child nutrition program for the children in your care.

CARE Connection: Business Practices for Child Care resources

CARE Connection: Food Purchasing and Procurement resources

Food Purchasing in Child Care Centers