4-C: Community Coordinated Child Care

About the Food Program

Whole foods, baby foods, bottle milke

The 4-C Food Program is Free and Easy to Join!

  • The program simply requires that child care providers serve healthy, basic, meals and snacks.
  • Family child care providers choose the fruits, vegetables, meats, etc. and prepare them as they wish following easy to understand guidelines.
  • To learn more about the 4-C Food Program, call our CACFP Certified staff at 815-758-8149 x234 or Email.  We’re happy to help!

How the Program Works

  • Interested Family Child Care Providers or Licensed Exempt Family Child Care Providers using the Child Care Application Program, call the 4-C program.
  • Staff make it easy to join the program.
  • Providers choose to send their menus to 4-C by internet through an easy, online program, called KidKare.
  • Checks are quickly issued to providers by the last week of the month to help supplement for providing children healthy meals and snacks.
  • Providers who qualify may also be paid for meals served to their own children.

Food Program Forms:

English Provider Letter FY22 w PL statement
Direct Deposit request for prov
Parent Request For Milk Substitute
Physician Statement For Meal Accommodation For Child
Parent – Guardian Application for Tier I Status By Income


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Effective 05/12/2022