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Child Care Provider Education

In Kansas, 90% of mothers choose to breastfeed. These families look for child care providers that support their decision.

Are you a parent looking for a child care provider that supports breastfeeding? Use this guide to search the Child Care Aware of Kansas online system to find a breastfeeding supportive child care provider. Call 1-877-678-2548 if you have questions.

Are you a child care provider wanting to support breastfeeding families? Become a “Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Provider” a designation administered by Child Care Aware of Kansas.

Training for Child Care Providers:

  1. “How to Support Breastfeeding Mothers & Families” is available each month for FREE through Kansas Child Care Training Opportunities. Registration information.  Graduates of the class can proudly display the “We Care for Breastfed Babies” window decal which will be provided along with a handy “Feeding Tips” reference card and a “Breast Pump Bag Tag” to give to parents. The class has been approved for 2 clock hours of in-service training from KDHE.
  2. A one-hour introductory training “Introduction to Supporting the Breastfeeding Family” is available for FREE HERE.  This training has NOT been approved for KDHE credit for child care providers.  To receive KDHE credit, please complete the 2-hour course “How to Support the Breastfeeding Mother & Family” listed above.

Email info@ksbreastfeeding.org to schedule in-person training for centers or groups.

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Outside of Kansas? Program materials and implementation assistance are available for a fee. Contact Brenda Bandy at bbandy@ksbreastfeeding.org for more information.
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