Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are reviewed biannually. After submission of your application, an automated email will be sent to the email address provided in the application. The email contains a copy of your child care program's application and will serve as proof of receipt by the North Carolina Division of Public Health.
Child care programs must answer all required questions below, partial applications will not be accepted. Required questions are indicated by a red asterisk (*). A child care program MUST answer all questions and provide requested supporting documentation. All five standards must be met to achieve the designation. Websites linked in the application will open in new browser tabs.
Awarded child care programs will receive a certificate to display and their designation will be promoted on the North Carolina Breastfeeding-Friendly Child Care Designation Program web page. The certificate expires after 3 years and a new application will need to be completed at that time.
The application deadline is September 30, 2021 and all applicants designated as a North Carolina Breastfeeding-Friendly Child Care Facility will be notified by December 31, 2021.