1. What do I need to do to get full access to the initiative’s materials and assessment tools?
Local coalitions and Child Care Resource & Referral (CCRR) agencies need to complete the partnership agreement in order to access all of the resources and support available. This agreement is between the local coalition and the CCRR. You will need to make this connection prior to accessing the information. We ask that you submit the form to help us track who is working on the initiative so we can provide better assistance and evaluation data across the state. Once the signed form has been submitted, you will receive an email with instructions on how to gain full access to the resources.
2. Where can I get the materials for the Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Center binder? (i.e.forms, stickers, posters)
Some materials are located on the Breastfeeding Friendly Childcare public webpage, but the full set of resources is located in the password-protected training section on this website. You can gain access to this portion of the website by filling out a partnership agreement and contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Who should give the breastfeeding training to ECE providers?
This initiative should be a partnership between local coalitions with breastfeeding expertise and a Child Care Resource and Referral agency, but roles and responsibilities of these two partners will vary by community and should reflect local capacity and interest. The ideal model is for the coalition to give the training, since they have the breastfeeding content expertise to answer any questions or concerns. However, as long as a breastfeeding expert has agreed to provide content support as needed, it is acceptable for CCRR staff to give the training or to use the online training modules to get providers started through the process. If a local breastfeeding coalition is not available then utilizing local public health and WIC staff would be appropriate. One of the key steps in this initiative is for providers to be connected to local breastfeeding resources, so that connection cannot be missing.
4. Is the Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Training available for Registry credit for child care providers?
Yes! The training is approved for 1.5 hours of continuing education for providers. Instructions for how to obtain credit when viewing the online training are available on this website under Breastfeeding Friendly Childcare. You can choose to provide in-person training for the childcare centers and provide continuing education, as well. If you are using the PowerPoint provided, you can instruct providers to follow the same instructions they would for the online modules regarding pre-test, post-test, and The Registry form.
5. Where can we find funding to support this initiative locally?
a. Local public health (if local health department has chosen this objective for MCH Block Grant )
c. Child Care Resource and Referral
d. WI Early Childhood Collaborating Partners, Regional Action Team Minigrants
6. Where is my local Child Care Resource & Referral agency?
Supporting Families Together Association maintains a current listing of local agencies.
7. Where is my local breastfeeding coalition? Who do I contact if my county does not have a breastfeeding coalition?
You can find your local breastfeeding coalition here. If your county does not have a local breastfeeding coalition, contact the local health department or WIC office. Partnership agreements can be signed between the CCRR and the breastfeeding expert at the health department or WIC office if there is not a coalition to partner with.
8. Typically, how long does this process take?
This will vary for each coalition depending on time and resources availablebut generally takes 2-3 months.
More details on the recommded process are included in the training toolkit.
9. Can we customize the training slides to provide local contact information or make other modifications?
Training slides should only be customized to add local contact information on the appropriate slides. No other changes should be made, because the training is Registry approved for credit and the content cannot be altered. Please note, however, that you can provide guidance on questionable terms in the 10 Steps Toolkit. For example, the toolkit recommends the private breastfeeding place be available in a room with a locked door. You can recommend that the childcare provider can do what best works for their facility (i.e. privacy curtain, separate room with no lock, etc).
10. Can this initiative help ECE providers achieve YoungStar points?
YES! Participating in this initiative could help providers earn Health & Well-being and/or Family Engagement points. Find more information here: Wisconsin YoungStar or contact your CCRR.
11. I’m confused about the different recommendations for proper storage of breast milk. What guidelines should providers use?
DCF licensing commentary includes guidelines from the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine for recommended storage of fresh and frozen breast milk. Providers should use these guidelines. This training follows these recommendations.
12. What should I do with the Go NAP SACC data we’re collecting?
Go NAP SACC pre and post data can be entered directly into the online surveys available here. If you cannot enter the data online or need assistance with this step, contact email@example.com for help.
13. How do I get certificates of recognition for the providers I work with?
When you have completed post-assessments with a provider and confirmed they meet the Ten Steps, send the provider name and date of certification to firstname.lastname@example.org. A certificate will be sent back as a pdf that you can either print or send to the provider.