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USDA regulations require that child care participants notify their Food Program sponsors, in advance when:

their child care will be closed (example: vacation, illness etc.) excluding national holidays
they will be away from the child care with all the children during a meal service time as listed on their food program application (example: going to the park during lunch time or snack time)


Child Care Centers:
Please contact the Providers Choice Office to notify us of meal schedule changes and closures.   1-800-356-5983 or     952-944-7010

Family Child Care Providers:
Choose one of the following ways to notify Providers Choice when you are closed or away with the children


Option 1: Submit a notice in KidKare:

Select the "Calendar" tab on the left side of the page, then select the "Provider" tab and drag the "Closed for Business" or "Off-Site Meal" icons to the appropriate calendar date. You can then specify the meals you are closed/not home for by clicking the icon on the calendar and selecting the appropriate meals.

Closed or Away

Option 2: Contact the PCI Office:

Phone:   1-800-356-5983 or     952-944-7010

Option 3: Email or call your Field Representative:

Please contact us with any questions.

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