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School Breakfast and Lunch Program



Early Childhood Academy PCS provides breakfast, lunch, and after-school snacks daily to all students at no cost.
ECA participates in the following Child Nutrition Programs through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) as administered by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE): National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program, Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, and Seamless Summer Option (SSO). 
All meals served under the NSLP and the SSO, adhere to the USDA meal pattern requirements, rules and regulations and are provided free of charge regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, and disability. Additionally, ECA will provide meal modifications for participants with disabilities and will adhere to all special dietary needs that have been submitted for any student. 
 USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (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 at: 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:

(1)       mail: 
           U.S. Department of Agriculture
           Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
           1400 Independence Avenue, SW
           Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(2)       fax:
           (833) 256-1665; or (202) 690-7442; or
(3)       email:
           [email protected].
This institution is an equal opportunity provider. 
Also, the District of Columbia Human Rights Act, approved December 13, 1977 (DC law 2-38; DC
official code §2-1402.11(2006), as amended) states the following:
It shall be an unlawful discriminatory practice to do any of the following acts, wholly or partially for
a discriminatory reason based upon the actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex,
age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family
responsibilities, genetic information, disability, matriculation, or political affiliation of any
individual. To file a complaint alleging discrimination on one of these bases, please contact the
District of Columbia’s Office of Human Rights at (202) 727-4559 or [email protected] .

For additional information on the Early Childhood Academy Public Charter School Meals Program, please contact Thann Ingraham or Wendy Edwards, at 202-373-0035.