Child Care Aware® of Kansas would like to recognize child care providers in Kansas that provide support to breastfeeding families and employees through the Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Designation. To receive the designation, child care providers must meet five criteria that demonstrate a culture of breastfeeding support. Programs receiving the Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Designation will receive a certificate, a window cling and be recognized in the Provider Profile information that is distributed through the Child Care Aware® of Kansas Referral Center to families looking for child care.
Requirements for a Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Designation facility
Creates a culturally appropriate breastfeeding friendly environment.
Has written policies that reflects their support of and commitment to breastfeeding mothers.
Supports and provides accurate information to breastfeeding mothers and family members.
Ensures that all staff are trained in the skills to support and promote breastfeeding.
The facility has written policies that reflects their support and commitment of breastfeeding employee’s.
Complete the application to be considered for a Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Designation.
Mail the completed application and a copy of all required documents to the address below:
Child Care Aware® of Kansas
Attn: Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Designation
PO Box 2294 Salina, KS 67402-2294
Email application and materials to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fax application and materials to: 785 823 3385 Attn: BFCCD
To be eligible for the designation, all criteria on the application must be met.
For more information on the Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Designation, call Child Care Aware® of Kansas at (785) 823-3343.
For more information on breastfeeding visit the Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition (KBC) website. www.ksbreastfeeding.org
The Kansas Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Designation was developed in partnership with the Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition and the Child Care Licensing Division of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
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