Better Child Care is a non-profit sponsoring organization for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).  The CACFP, funded by the United States Department of Agriculture and administered by the State Board of Education in Illinois, was created to address the nutritional needs of children in child care.  Our agency sponsors the Child and Adult Care Food Program in Illinois for licensed day care home providers and license-exempt CCAP participating day care home providers.  We provide nutritional training, support and cash reimbursement to day care providers in 22 counties in west-central Illinois.      




Our website is an informational website for all day care providers with links to specific forms and program information for providers participating on the CACFP through our agency.  Our Services link will show you what we offer.  Current and previous year CACFP meal reimbursement rates are on the Reimbursement Rates page.  Click on the Meal Requirements page to take you to links to the CACFP Meal Pattern Chart and the Grains/Breads Chart.  You can access the Infant Meal Chart and links to more infant crediting information on the Infants page.   Better Child Care providers should be able to find most forms they need on the Forms and Resources page.  Find important information on the Updates & Policies page.  Parents and providers alike should enjoy the Recipes & Activities page.  Don’t forget to check out the link on that page for more ideas.  Better Child Care providers can keep on top of required training on the Provider Training page.  And our last page, Links, has links to many useful resources.  . 




A CACFP Sponsor For Day Care Homes In Illinois

Better Child Care, Inc.

Text Box: ATTENTION BCC PROVIDERS  - Payments for 1st run of August 2015 meal claims were issued/mailed September 22, 2015.

This site was updated on 10/1/15

Better Child Care, Inc.

PO Box 99

Jacksonville, IL  62651-0099

To contact us:

Phone: 217/245-0949 or 1-800/659-0898

Fax: 217/245-6111


The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race,  color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department(Not all prohibited  bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)


If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form.  You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form.  Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at


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