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The New Dream Child Care Center is a proud sponsor of the USDA Food program. Upon enrolling you will also be enrolling into the USDA Food Program. There are two forms required with enrollment that pertain to the USDA/CACFP Food Program. The USDA Food Program supplies the center with government funding to benefit the children in our care.

New Dream recognizes and honors that eating well and being physically active are key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. We believe developing and establishing healthy habits at a young age helps children continue these habits into adulthood when they will be at risk for developing chronic diseases. Children partake in practicing healthy habits and nutrition starting on their very first day in our program.

We are committed to the health and well-being of all the children at our Center. We recognize the importance our staff members play in helping children as they learn to live healthy lifestyles. Our staff members promote healthy habits in children by demonstrating positive role modeling behaviors, providing encouragement and giving positive reinforcement when children demonstrate healthy habits. 

Fresh and nutritious meals and snacks will be served to your children throughout the day.  Breakfast will be provided starting at 8:30-9:00 am. Lunch will be provided from 11:00 am-12:00 pm.  An afternoon snack will be served at 2:00-3:00 pm. Please refer to your child’s classroom schedule as service times vary for each class. 

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident. 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. 

To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 6329992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: [email protected].