Our role as a Sponsor through the Department of Education, Nutrition Services Division, is to help childcare providers to learn, practice, and teach good nutrition principles.
We will educate and train daycare providers, Russian, English and Spanish speaking, in providing healthy, balanced, nutritious meals for children, ages 0 – 13. Also, the providers will be educated in possible ways to teach children about healthy eating habits, according to their development. We will be available to the providers to handle any particular issues they may encounter such as eating disorders, and to provide suggestions in dealing with those issues. We will train the providers in filling out necessary paperwork records, and the organization will provide operational materials i.e. forms as well as training materials. Training will occur on an on-going basis by our staff receiving phone calls in the office. Child Care Providers will communicate with us through the mail and phone. In addition, we will provide workshops for the providers outside of our office. The workshops will occur at least once a year, and they will inform providers of changes in state regulations, answer questions, and provide new suggestions for educating the children according to their development about taking care of their bodies. In addition, workshops will provide support to the providers. We will further support the providers by visiting them three times per year. One visit will be announced, and two visits will be unannounced. These visits will check the record keeping of the providers, answer questions, and check the food being provided to the children. Visits will ensure the quality of the program is maintained.
Each month, the organization will receive monthly logs from the daycare providers of the food provided to the children. The administrative staff will input the data into a computer format that will provide an acceptable format of spreadsheet information to be submitted to the State for reimbursement. The accounting personnel will disburse the funds received from the State to the daycare providers, once the monies are received. The accounting personnel will maintain accounting records and compile financial statements throughout each fiscal year.