Twenty years ago, the NIDCAP Federation International (NFI) was founded as a membership and educational certifying non-profit organization (501c3)

Our international community has now grown to include over 3,000 clinicians, educators, researchers, families and students

The NFI continues to evolve, and to oversee, develop and support NIDCAP and its caregiving and training approach

Our anniversary wishes for the year include
increasing our learning opportunities
and growing our membership

We’re celebrating all year, so please check back for our special offerings

Our first ever World NIDCAP Day
Virtual Benefit Gala


We will introduce many new people to NIDCAP, the NFI, and the work that we do and its critical importance, increasing our membership and raising funds along the way.

The funds raised will help develop educational and training resources for our new online NFI Learning Center.


  • Buy a Ticket to Attend the Benefit Gala
  • Invite others to Buy Tickets to the Benefit Gala
  • Purchase Raffle Tickets
  • Donate to the NFI
Gala Event Page - Click Here to Register


Gala Info Page - Click Here for more information

A Learning Opportunity Special Offer in Honor of the NFI’s 20th Anniversary and Dr. Heidelise Als’ November Birthday…

The webinar recording of Dr. Heidelise Als’ presentation, Supporting Parents’ Understanding of their Preterm Infants’ Behavior, is now available:

Members*: Free
*Professional, Professional-in-Training and Family Members

Allied Members: 20.00 USD

Non-Members: 35.00 USD

Note: Once your license is activated you have one week of unlimited viewing.

WP Pay Per View is not licensed yet or the license key expired.

Become a Member…

Stay connected and supported
Stay informed and up to date
Become more influential
Grow professionally
Help to improve care for infants and families around the world.

The NFI offers several membership opportunities… Membership

Members are encouraged to get involved in a committee. The NFI’s efforts, overseen by the Board of Directors, are distributed across four major committees: Program, Governance, Advancement and Finance, and three Advisory Councils.

Click on the Committee graphics below to view each committees’ councils, subcommittees and activities or click here for a PDF showing all committees.

Members are welcome and encouraged to participate in the NFI’s mission to advance the philosophy and science of NIDCAP care and assure the quality of NIDCAP education, training, mentoring and certification for professionals and hospital systems. Please direct your questions and interest to

We’re celebrating all year, so please check back for special offerings and activities

With your support we can expand our resources to mentor caregivers, change hospitals and improve the futures for premature and ill infants and their families.

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We look forward to continuing to realize the NFI’s potential together over the next 20 years!