Florida Child Care Provider Keeps Kids Safe & Loved

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Provider Idarme MarÍa MartÍn Santos of Tampa, FL featured by National CACFP Sponsors Association.

Since September 2011, Idarme María Martín Santos has taken care of children from age 2 months to 13 years at her family child care home and after school program, Campanitas De Cristal in Tampa, Florida. Idarme is extremely passionate about her meaningful work as a provider.  

Idarme takes pride in maintaining a high-level of care and believes that several components are essential for a quality child care home. Idarme knows that meals should be balanced and nutritious. Preparing and providing the children’s breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinners in her home, Idarme is committed to proper nutrition. She involves both the children and the parents in the process by asking for suggestions and keeps those suggestions in mind when preparing her menus. 

The children depend on me for their protection. I am dedicated to support their health and I have so much love for them.

Idarme Maria Martin Santos, Home Child Care Provider

In addition to serving nutritious meals, Idarme believes it is imperative to provide a safe, clean environment with a variety of quality activities and constant adult observation. Idarme prepares classroom activities featuring a creative and innovative curriculum for a spectrum of themes in which the children can really thrive and learn. Each classroom has identified areas filled with an abundance of educational toys for all children and ensures that all activities in the home are interesting and supportive of each child’s growth and development. She is very proud of her outside space, the patio, which the children consider a fun-filled park. 

For Idarme, the most important thing is that children feel safe and welcome in her home. She loves working with all children in her care and finds joy in watching them grow.

CACFP is an indicator of quality child care. When children are cared for by providers who are part of the CACFP program they are receiving the best nutrition available. Learn more about other CACFP providers featured in the Member Showcase at CACFP's website, www.cacfp.org.

Since 1986, the National CACFP Sponsors Association (NCA) is the leading national organization for sponsors who administer the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). It provides education and support to thousands of members in the CACFP community and in particular to sponsors of all sizes from across the country. CACFP strives to improve communication between families, caregivers, sponsors, and their supervising government agencies.

Source: National CACFP Sponsors Association

About National CACFP Sponsors Association

The National CACFP Sponsors Association serves as a national platform which provides education, support, and resources to organizations who administer the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program to the CACFP community.

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