Early Head Start - Child Care Partnership

2007 Helm Ave.
N. Charleston, SC 29405
(843) 746-9377

License # 15186

​​Nia Infant & Toddler

Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

We support healthy children.  

  • Coordinate Services
    We work with healthcare providers to ensure that services that a child or a family are met.

  • Provide Nutritional Support 
    - Nutritional counseling as needed 
    - Exercise and gross motor experiences are built into the curriculum and monitored (indoors and outdoors)

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  • Monthly Parent Meeting
    health topics are covered in three of the twelve monthly meetings. 
  • Screenings
    We provide vision and hearing screenings with speedy referrals as needed

  • Monitor Health Records
    Help to support and monitor well-child checkups and immunizations

  • Develop Relationships
    We build strong relationships with local health service providers to offer families resources for various health and nutrition related concerns.​​

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NIA Infant & Toddler participates in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). The main goal of this program is to insure that children in participating child care centers receive healthful meals and snacks and child care providers receive training in nutrition. Children and providers learn about food and healthy eating!

Nutrition is an important part of good child care and a healthy lifestyle. All children need well-planned meals and snacks that provide a variety of foods and the nutrients needed for good health and energy. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), through the New York State Department of Health, helps child care providers pay for meals and snacks that meet nutrition requirements for breakfast, lunch or supper, and snacks. A meal pattern outlines the kinds and amounts of food that must be served. 


Child care facilities on this program:

  • Care about good nutrition for children
  • Plan nutritious meals and snacks
  • Help children learn and feel positive about food and eating


You should also know that:

  • Special arrangements can be made for meals and snacks for children with special nutrition needs
  • Nia plans our menus for meals and snacks so we're happy to you...just ask!


Working together, we can help your child establish healthful food habits that will last a lifetime. As a parent, you are the most important teacher your child will ever have. By practicing good health habits and eating nutritious foods at home, you can give your child a head start on a healthy lifestyle.



If you have questions about the Child and Adult Care Food Program, contact CACFP at 1-800-942-3858.