Child Care Provider Education

“The Ellsworth Childcare and Learning Center welcomes moms to come down on their breaks to nurse their babies in a private and comfortable area. Knowing I was going to be able to nurse my son at noon almost every day helped ease the transition of having to go back to a full time job.” – A breastfeeding mother

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?

Cuidado de los Niños:

Are you a child care provider wanting to support breastfeeding families?

  1. Join the KBC’s Child Care Section which meets online on the 2nd Wed. of odd # months from 12-1 pm. Register here.
  2. Become a “Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Provider” a designation administered by Child Care Aware of Kansas.

“Having a daycare provider who worked with me to provide my little ones with breastmilk, even when I couldn’t directly be there, was very empowering.  I was able to save money, help my child grow, and be a working mother without compromise or stress” Katie from Desiree’s ChildCare

Training for Child Care Providers:

“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. Promotional flyer for the class.

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

SPECIAL Training for those who support child care providers:

February 9, 2023, 10:00 – 12:00 – Register HERE

Videos

Resources:

Kids These Days Podcast: Q&A – Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition & the Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Provider Designation

Success Story: Promoting Healthy Practices in Early Care and Education through Breastfeeding Support in Kansas

Breastfeeding and Kansas Early Childhood Strategic Plan

Checklist: Early Childhood Systems Support for Breastfeeding

“Point in Time Data” – from Child Care Aware of KS, Point-In-Time Data Sheets by County with information about the status of child care supply and demand, includes information about the different types of child care available, rates for part-time and full-time care, census data, and other key data, to assist communities – including families, employers, and other community leaders –  across Kansas as they work to address critical child care shortages.

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