Civil Rights

The United States Department of Agriculture mandates that organizations participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) provide Civil Rights training. This training must be provided annually to all Sponsor-level staff and participating day care home staff.

Day care home staff can view the training from an individual computer, attend a training listed below or contact the Child Development Council to make other arrangements. This training can be accessed by using the following link:

http://nydontraining.health.state.ny.us/civil_rights_frontline/

If day care home staff complete the training at home, they must print a “Certificate of Completion” and give a copy to the Child Development Council for documentation of attendance.

Civil Rights regulations are intended to ensure that benefits of CACFP are made available to all eligible people. This includes making every effort in recruitment and enrollment procedures to allow equal participation by all eligible and potential persons regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

Reminder the training is mandatory for all day care home staff this includes owners, on-site providers, assistants and other employees.