Laws & Policies


Indiana Code (IC) 12-17.2 establishes the authority for Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, Division of Family Resources to regulate child care in the State. It also authorizes the division to adopt rules to implement the federal Child Care and Development Fund voucher program administered by the Division of Family Resources, Bureau of Child Care for the State.

Indiana Department of Education: Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
DOE provides local information on the administration of the CACFP.


Head Start Program Performance Standards and Other Regulations
The performance standards and other regulations of Head Start, which include information on the health and safety of a child.

USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
Provides nutritious meals and snacks to children in child care centers, day care homes, after school care programs, and adults in day care centers through a system of cash reimbursement to independent centers and sponsoring organizations that meet Federal nutritional guidelines.

National Conference of State Legislatures: Health Resource and Research
Provides information on healthy policy, health services and resources, and other information on programs and offices. Specific information is available on obesity, including updates on legislative policy options as it relates to childhood obesity