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BENEFITS

Free Training

WAP frequently schedules workshops with helpful topics such as how to run a business, tax preparation, child guidance, health, safety, and nutrition.

Monthly Newsletter

You will receive the latest information about conferences, reimbursement rates, and issues important to your family child care business.

Home Consultation

Your personal WAP Child Care Food Program consultant will help you understand the paperwork, create a menu, and schedule meal times.

Knowledgeable Staff

Our qualified staff can answer your questions about the WAP Child Care Food Program.

E-Mail Notification

You will receive e-mail notification with a date and time to pick up your check at our office or a notification that your check is in the mail or has been deposited directly to your bank account.

Direct Deposit

You can have your reimbursement deposited directly into your bank account.

Computerized Paperwork

You will have the option to complete and submit your paperwork electronically.

Reimbursement

Reimbursement Rates Effective July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013

Tier 1

  • Breakfast – $1.27
  • Lunch/Supper – $2.38
  • Snacks – $0.71

Tier 2

  • Breakfast – $0.46
  • Lunch/Supper – $1.44
  • Snacks – $0.19

How much money will I earn?

The typical reimbursement for a Tier 1 home provider who cares for seven children, five days a week, is around $595 a month. A Tier 2 home would bring in around $286 a month for serving the same meals to the same children. The tier status is based on income and local school boundaries.

Is it worth my time?

Most providers say that they spend less than 30 minutes a day on food program records. If your reimbursement is $7140 a year, you earn $54.92 an hour for the time you spend on the food program paperwork! You already spend time planning meals, shopping and cooking whether or not you participate in the food program, so why not get paid extra for the things you already do?