Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Recognition
As an early childhood program, you provide children with support and guidance to help them learn and grow. You also play a critical role by supporting moms to achieve their breastfeeding goals, including moms you employ. By sharing your knowledge and support of breastfeeding families, you can help improve the health and well-being of the children in your care.
This recognition allows child care programs to assess and improve policies and practices that contribute to creating a breastfeeding-friendly environment and culture.
Programs can work with a Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Advisors to:
- Complete a guided self-assessment and improvement plan (which can be used for points in Colorado Shines)
- Compile evidence and submit your BFCC Recognition Application
- Get books, toys, and materials for your program
Be an Advisor
As a Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Advisor, you will support your program through the process of obtaining Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Recognition. Advisors will receive support, training, and a stipend for this important work.
BFCC Advisors must meet the minimum qualification requirements before beginning work with a program. This includes being 18 years of age or older and having experience with or interest in working with breastfeeding and early childhood programs.
Get your BFCC Recognition
If you are interested in obtaining a BFCC Recognition, please contact us at BFCC@healthychildcareco.org
The following resources are designed to help determine the steps needed to become breastfeeding-friendly. Guide to Receiving Recognition
Guide to Receiving Recognition
Self-Assessment for Family Home Providers
Self-Assessment for Family Home Provider – Spanish
Self-Assessment for Child Care Centers
Toolkits and other Resources
CDPHE: Breastfeeding Essentials
THANK YOU TO THE BREASTFEEDING FRIENDLY CHILD CARE ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS FOR YOUR PARTNERSHIP AS WE DEVELOPED THIS PROGRAM
Heather Aguilar, Emily Bash, Heidi Belatti, Bre Barela, Julia Brink, Caitlin Chapman,
Becky Edwards, Karen Enboden, Paulina Erices, Jamie Fanselow,
Mary Margaret Fouse-Bishop, Meghan George-Nichols, Amanda Gersabeck,
Jamie Kochevar, Kathleen Larson, Victoria Lee, Katie Maldonado, Laura McCabe,
Angela McDaniels, Kay Mikus, Stacy Miller, Mary Newell, Stephanie Nick, Marius Nielsen,
Lorraine Redmond, Kelsey Rivera, Taran Schneider, Sarah Scully, Mike Schwan,
Emily Wengrovius, and Heidi Williams