Based on the Synactive Theory of Development (Als, 1982),
all supports for nursery change are system-based, process-oriented and attuned, and
responsively individualize developmental care for each infant and family
The NIDCAP Nursery Program offers guidance and support for the integration of the principles of NIDCAP into hospital care for infants, families, and healthcare professionals. It also recognizes the excellence of a hospital nursery’s commitment to uphold and practice highly attuned NIDCAP care. Learn how your nursery may identify its strengths and challenges. This will determine the best training and mentorship course for NIDCAP caregiving integration and, ultimately, the achievement of NIDCAP Nursery Certification.
Introductory NIDCAP education and consultation supports healthcare professionals to develop their understandings and their nurseries toward the full integration of NIDCAP care. The NFI offers webinars, videos, reading materials, and consultation as foundational education on the path to full NIDCAP training.
The Newborn Individualized Developmental Care and Assessment Program (NIDCAP) includes education and specific training in developmental observation, assessment and care recommendations and planning for health care professionals. Learn more about the principles of NIDCAP and how to become a NIDCAP Professional.
The Assessment of Preterm Infants’ Behavior (APIB) is a comprehensive, systematic assessment of the preterm and fullterm newborn. It provides a valuable resource in support of developmental care provision by professionals and families. APIB training is a requirement for all those providing formal NIDCAP training. Learn more about the APIB and how to become trained as an APIB Professional.