Heartwood Montessori School participates in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). The CACFP is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and operated by the State of Minnesota. Heartwood recognizes that healthy eating is essential to the wellbeing of children, and is committed to providing high-quality snacks to all students. We offer a variety of whole, organic, fresh foods for both a morning and an afternoon snack.
Participation in the CACFP aligns with our commitment to providing an equitable authentic Montessori education. The funds received can be applied to the cost of food, supplies, salaries, equipment, and so much more. It helps us keep tuition affordable and allows us to meet other strategic objectives.
All families are required to provide a CACFP Enrollment Form and Household Income Statement upon admission and update them annually. The information you provide will be treated confidentially and will be used only for eligibility determination.
In accordance with federal civil rights law and USDA civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online here, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or