MBC offering a $20 rebate to those who register and complete the Eager-to-Learn online training course

Please forward this announcement to local coalition members and others in your community involved in childcare.

The child care provider plays an important role in supporting mothers who want to continue breastfeeding after returning to work. To address this, the Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition is offering a $20 rebate to those who register and complete the Eager-to-Learn online training course, Supporting Breastfeeding in Child Care Programs.

This MN Child Care Resource and Referral Network approved course is designed for child care providers in both home and center-based settings. Inservice Hours and Continuing Education Units are available. The minimum class size is 10 or the course will be cancelled. Register at http://eagertolearn.org/
by January 3 to ensure the course will be held.

The rebate is being offered directly through the Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition, not Eager-to-Learn, for this course only. MBC will reimburse those who attend upon receipt of a copy of the completion certificate. Contact Linda Dech, ldech@charter.net if interested.

Supporting Breastfeeding in Child Care Programs, Instructor: Holly Beckius
Chat Sessions: Tuesdays from 8:00-8:45 p.m. CST January 10, 17, 24 & 31
This course will introduce the importance of breastfeeding to children, mothers, and child care programs. Topics will include benefits of breastfeeding, risks of not breastfeeding, breastfeeding guidelines, and safe handling and storage of breast milk. Participants will identify ways for child care providers to support breastfeeding families. Participants will also learn strategies to improve breastfeeding promotion and support in both home and center-based child care settings.