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? 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:

  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. Promotional flyer for the class.
  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 to schedule in-person training for centers or groups.



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 for more information.
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