Helpful Resources For Child Care Programs
Child Care Aware of America provides valuable information to help you make the important decision to start a child care program.
Child And Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) provides nutritious meals and snacks to infants and children as a regular part of their day care. A variety of public or private nonprofit child care centers, Head Start programs, outside-school-hours care centers, and other institutions which are licensed or approved to provide day care services participate in CACFP. CACFP reimburses centers at free, reduced-price, or paid rates for eligible meals and snacks served to enrolled children, targeting benefits to those children most in need.
The Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) is responsible for enforcing some of our nation’s most comprehensive federal labor laws on topics, including the minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, child labor and special employment, and more.
The Alabama Department of Public Health works closely with the community to preserve and protect the public’s health, to provide caring, quality services and serve the people of Alabama by assuring conditions in which they can be healthy.
The Child Care Services Division of the Alabama Department of Human Resources, Office of Child Care Licensing prescribes and enforces minimum standards for licensing approval. The following documents describe minimum standards for licensing: