Please complete the application to be recognized as a Breastfeeding Friendly Early Care program. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. The recognition is good for 3 years.

Each program will receive a Breastfeeding Recognition window cling, certificate, and a support letter from the Commissioner of the VA Department of Health. They will also be designated as Breastfeeding Friendly in the CCA VA provider referral database and their statewide map.

Step 1: Review the application (download paper version) and required standards

Step 2: Complete the application (either electronic or paper application found here)

Step 3: Gather and submit supporting documentation. One file may be attached and uploaded for each standard in the electronic application. A Professional Development Standard Training Certification document is available to assist you with documentation for the Professional Development Standard.

If you need to submit more than one file for each standard, you can email documents to, fax to (804) 285-0847, or mail to:

Child Care Aware of Virginia- Breastfeeding Friendly Early Care
804 Moorefield Park Dr. Suite 101
Richmond, VA 23236.

Step 4: Self–referrals – $150 Application processing fee.

**If you are working with one of our CCAoVA Regional Specialists or the Infant Toddler Specialist Network (ITSN) there is no application processing fee.

Step 5: You will be notified of your application status within 10 business days.

Payment Options
Option 1: Pay through PayPal

Option 2: Pay by Mail
Mail a money order or check, payable to Child Care Aware of Virginia, to:
Child Care Aware of Virginia – Breastfeeding Friendly Early Care
804 Moorefield Park Dr., Ste. 101
Richmond, VA 23236

*Allow a 2 week processing time for checks.