Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Recognition
This recognition allows child care programs to assess and improve policies and practices that contribute to creating a breastfeeding-friendly environment and culture.
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.
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
Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Advisors
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.
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.
Consultation: Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care
Child care programs play a critical role by supporting moms to achieve their breastfeeding goals. Sharing your knowledge and support of breastfeeding with families can help improve the health and well-being of the children in your care. We offer a consultation session for child care centers and family child care programs to assess their current practices and identify areas of growth. We will work with you to complete a breastfeeding friendly assessment, develop an action plan designed to improve your program’s breastfeeding friendly practices, and share resources with you.
Your program can use the information gained from the consultation to become breastfeeding friendly which can earn points for Colorado Shines indicator 5.2 for centers and 5.3 for family child care providers.
Email us for pricing and to schedule your consultation.
Thank you to the Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Advisory Committee for your thought partnership!
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