Del Mar College, announces sponsorship of the Child and Adult Care Food Program. Copies of the operating policies of the CACFP are available at the Center for Early Learning for public viewing between the hours of 8 A.M. and 5 P.M. Mondays through Fridays.

All children, regardless of income, who are enrolled in the CEL, receive free meals as a part of the child care services offered. Parents are required to complete the CACFP application in order that the facility may seek reimbursement for the food program from the Texas Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Division.

Food program applications, a letter to parents or guardians, and an application for the child care program are available by contacting Del Mar College, Center for Early Learning, 101 Baldwin Blvd., Corpus Christi, TX 78404, (361) 698-1083. To apply for child care and the free meal program, households should complete the applications and submit them to the Center.

The information provided on the applications will be used to determine eligibility; it may be verified any time during the contract year by the Center or other public official.

Households must provide the following information on the application: all household members’ names; the last 4 digits of the social security number for the head of the household (or other responsible adult); and all household members’ incomes by source; or household’s SNAP or TANF case number, if appropriate; and the signature of an adult household member certifying that the information is correct. Applications may be submitted any time during the year to Del Mar College Center for Early Learning.

Enrollment in Del Mar College’s child care program is limited to available space. Preference is given to families with a parent or guardian who is a student or employee at Del Mar College. The Center Director will review applications and determine eligibility. Parents or guardians dissatisfied with the ruling of the official may discuss the decision with The Center Director. Parents or guardians may also request a formal appeal in writing by contacting Department Chair, Human Sciences and Education, Del Mar College, 101 Baldwin Blvd., Corpus Christi, TX 78404.

Households must report income increases or decreases of over $50.00 per month or $600.00 per year and increases and decreases in household size. If a household member becomes unemployed, the household should contact the Center. SNAP/TANF households must report termination of benefits.

The information that households provide is confidential and will be used only to determine eligibility and verify data.