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Two young girls enjoying healthy snacks after school. Courtesy: Bob Nichols, USDA [CC BY 2.0].

Child and Adult Care Food Program: The At-Risk After-School Snack and Meal Program Providing Nutrition and Enrichment After the School Day Is Over

The At-Risk Afterschool Meal Program is a part of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) that focuses on getting children a nutritious meal after the bell rings. For some, this may fill the gap that may occur from lunch that day until the next morning at breakfast.

A cup-shaped infographic with five levels outlining beverage guidlines for age groups from 5 and under to 2 to five years.

New Guidelines on Healthy Beverages for Young Children Keeping Little Ones Healthy Every Sip of the Way

What your child drinks is just as important as the food they eat each day. Recently, new recommendations were released to help parents and caregivers navigate this important time for children.

Lunch room in a daycare facility with plates set on the tables and fall decorations in the background.

Importance of Proper Nutrition and Physical Activity in Early Childhood

Childcare outside the home is relatively common in the United States, as a majority of children ages two-to-five attend some type of childcare and spend roughly 30 hours per week in others care. Due to this, both parents and early childhood educators are responsible to ensure children are receiving the nutrition they need for proper childhood development.

Children outside daycare center

Why is it Important to be a Registered Family Child Care Provider?

Are you thinking of starting a family daycare or are currently operating a daycare. Many parents and families look for places that are registered and licensed.

A small group of children at daycare.

Choosing the Right Child Care

Finding a place/provider that will help be a “second parent” and have a major impact on raising your child can be frustrating and challenging at times. I want to give you a few steps to use when starting the search and offer resources to help find quality childcare for your child.

SDSU Extension Early Childhood Field Specialist Audrey Rider reading a book to a group of four children.

Child Education

Nationally, more than 60 percent of households are dual income, resulting in an increased need for early childhood education programming.