Kindergarten Guide

CHILDCARE

HOMES

 

REQUIREMENTS TO OPERATE UNDER GNSI SPONSORSHIP OF HOMES

The basic requirements to receive reimbursement for the CACFP are:

  • Must be registered Family Child Care Learning Home (FCCLH) and meet all of the required standards set by Bright from the Start

  • Serve meals that meet the nutritional standards established by USDA

  • Available and responsive to unannounced monitoring visits that will occur at least three times per year

  • Maintain all required forms, including but not limited to, Daily Attendance, Menus, Enrollment forms, and Income Eligibility Statements

  • Mail all required forms to GNSI by the 5th day of each month or submit online using our Minute Menu portal

  • FCCLH must remain compliant by GNSI and Bright from the Start standards

  • Follow all policies and procedures set forth by GNSI, Bright from the Start, and USDA

  • Promote the safety and well-being of the children in your care

Quick Links:

  • To submit application for GNSI sponsorship, click here.

  • To visit Bright from the Start: Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL), click here.

  • To view and download forms for CACFP, click here.

  • To request a contact from one of GNSI specialists, click here.

 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CACFP

The CACFP offers many benefits to the FCCLH, children and parents.  By participating in the CACFP under GNSI sponsorship you will:

  • Receive reimbursement for meals that are normally provided by the center (2 meals and 1 snack or 2 snacks and 1 meal)

  • Assure parents their children are receiving well-balanced nutritious meals while in your care

  • Develop healthy eating habits for your children that will last a lifetime

  • Partner with a reliable, knowledgeable, friendly and proactive sponsor that will guide you through all requirements of the Food Program

  • Have access to easy, efficient, and real-time online claim processing software at no cost to you

  • Be at leader at the forefront for a healthy Georgia for generations to come

HOW TO OPERATE EFFECTIVELY FOR REIMBURSEMENT

 

Below is a list of recordkeeping that must be maintained by FCCLH claiming reimbursement with GNSI

Daily recordkeeping requirements to receive reimbursement for the CACFP are:

  • Daily Menu for Children ages 1-12 years old

  • Infant Daily Menus

  • Point of Service Meal Count (Weekly Attendance and Meal Count Worksheet)

Monthly recordkeeping requirements to receive reimbursement for the CACFP are:

  • Monthly Record of Meals and Snacks Served

  • Copies of monthly claim for reimbursement

  • Original Posted Menus

Annual recordkeeping requirements to receive reimbursement for the CACFP are:

  • Roster

  • Racial Ethnic Data

  • WIC Information distributed to parents 

  • Infant Affidavit on file

  • Enrollment Roster and Enrollment form for all children

  • Copies of past reviews

  • Current Registration/License

  • Affidavit to request to care for Additional Children

  • Agreement between sponsor and provider

  • Pre-operational Monitoring Visit Form

  • Enrollment Renewal Report

  • Proof of Program Eligibility (Tier I or Tier II)

  • School Zone Attendance Verification

  • Provider Income Eligibility Statement with Verification Materials

  • Attendance Records

  • Sign in/out sheets

  • Daily Meal and Attendance Count Forms

  • Menu Record Forms

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I obtain a copy of my center's tax ID letter?


Your Tax ID number or Federal Employers Identification Number (FEIN) can be obtained directly from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) by calling 800.829.0115. Letters can be faxed immediately upon confirmation of registered agent. (Note: the requestor must be a registered agent of the organization on file with IRS)