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June 19, 2006

Meal program renewed for Gavilan College Child Development Center

The Gavilan College Child Development Center announces renewed sponsorship of the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) for the academic year 2006-2007. Through CACF, children from households that receive Food Stamps, Kin-GAP, or FDPIR benefits or CalWORKS are automatically eligible for free meal benefits. In addition, children from households with qualifying incomes (see attached) are eligible for free or reduced-price meals.

The Gavilan College Child Development Center offers three subsidized childcare programs that are designed for families with financial challenges. The General Campus and General Child Care Preschool are provided for children who have at least one parent enrolled at Gavilan College. Students enrolled in 6 or more units with the highest financial need have priority. The Half-Day State Preschool has income criteria, but parental enrollment at Gavilan College is not mandatory.

In addition to the subsidized programs, the center has family-paid programs which are open to the community. Gavilan College Child Development Center provides a safe, loving, secure environment that fosters each child's unique cognitive, social-emotional, physical, and language development within a well-planned environment. Our program strives to meet both age and developmentally appropriate practices. We believe that children learn by doing and experience hands on learning. We aim to extend and build upon the child's knowledge and also support the children in building strong supportive relationships.

The Child Development Center is NAEYC Accredited and our highly trained staff are all CPR/First Aid certified. The center is located in a state-of-the-art facility on the Gavilan College Gilroy campus. For more information about the Gavilan College Child Development Center, call (408) 848-4815.

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, Gavilan College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil rights, Room 326-W Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD), USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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Last modified: August 17, 2011
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