World NIDCAP Day is an opportunity to recognize the efforts of our NIDCAP Training Centers, their NIDCAP Trainers and NIDCAP Trained Professionals and Supporters who strive to improve the experience of newborns and families in hospitals all over the world
To build awareness of the importance of providing NIDCAP care for hospitalized infants and their families
Acknowledging our global work on the same day each year raises attention for NIDCAP and promotes opportunities for everyone to discuss NIDCAP and why it matters
By acknowledging and celebrating the incredible number of years we have been active in newborn hospital settings, we help to further promote the work, influence and place for NIDCAP within the global newborn community
For over four decades the NIDCAP community has partnered with families to improve newborn outcomes
World NIDCAP Poster Available to Share (see toolkit below)
NFI Speakers Bureau Goes Live
NewNFI Learning Center to be Launched
How you can
World NIDCAP Day
Promote NIDCAP and World NIDCAP Day in your nursery and hospital
Download promotional fact sheets, poster templates, the World NIDCAP Day
Plan an event for hospital healthcare providers and families
Celebrate and promote NIDCAP achievements
Illuminate landmarks in your area in the color Teal
Approach local news agencies for a story about NIDCAP in your hospital
Share photos and posts on social media using #NIDCAP, #NIDCAP
federationinternational and #worldNIDCAPdayCelebrate the work you and your team do every day to improve the futures for infants and their families around the world!
World NIDCAP Day (WND) Toolkit
The material provided in this toolkit remains the property of the NIDCAP Federation International, Inc.
Announce your own
with this template
Social Media Cover Photos
Guidelines for Use of
World NIDCAP Day
Please feel free to use the poster template, Facebook and Twitter banners and information sheets in your hospitals, nurseries and the community to raise awareness about World NIDCAP Day.
We would request that you do not alter any of the images, layout and design in the templates provided.
Feel free to add the logos and names of individual supporters, partners and organizations to the poster template but do not remove or modify the NIDCAP Logo.
The World NIDCAP Day material should be used for raising awareness, for fundraising and information. Do not use the material for marketing or sales of products or services.
Please respect the privacy and confidentiality of personal data and images. If you are sharing material or images from third parties in the WND templates or on your social media platforms, please ensure that you obtain the expressed permission from all parties to use and/share the material.
Landmarks Lit in Teal
These landmarks will be lit in Teal during the month of March
Mid-Hudson Bridge, Highland, New York, USA (March 20)
High Level Bridge, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (March 14)
Niagara Falls, Border of New York, USA & Ontario, Canada (March 20, 10:15 PM EST)
Watch it light up here on the Niagara Falls Webcam Special Thanks to The Niagara Falls Illumination Board
Other landmarks will be listed as we receive confirmation of lightings.
Please let us know if you have secured any lightings in your area.
Past World NIDCAP Day Events
Livestream Event: NICU Parent Network Talks with the NFI Recording on Facebook, LinkedIn & YouTube (Aired 3/20/23)
The following landmarks were lit in Teal on March 20, 2023…
Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge, Boston, MA, USA
Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge, Worcester, MA, USA
Longfellow Bridge, Cambridge/Boston, MA, USA
Fore River Bridge, Quincy, MA, USA
Mid-Hudson Bridge, Highland, New York, USA
Big Dam Bridge, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
Niagara Falls, Border of New York, USA & Ontario, Canada Special Thanks to The Niagara Falls Illumination Board
Celebration of the Life and Enduring Legacy of Heidelise Als, PhD Aired on March 1, 1:00-2:00PM EST, View recording below
The Tommy Fuss Center of Boston Children’s Hospital presented this special research seminar in honor of Dr. Als with speakers Samantha Butler, PhD, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA and Jacques Sizun, MD, Toulouse NIDCAP Training Center, Toulouse, France
2022 World NIDCAP Day Benefit Gala (Aired on March 20, 2022)
Our 2022 Gala introduced 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.
We can continue to spread awareness with the Gala recording…
Watch the Benefit Gala Video, and
Invite others to Watch the Benefit Gala Video
Click here to see how our NIDCAP Community celebrated World NIDCAP Day 2021
As a parent (or extended family member) of an infant who is currently or was previously cared for in a newborn/infant intensive or special care nursery, you may become a member of the NFI which will help the NFI to broaden our reach and expand NIDCAP care across the world.
NIDCAP recognizes families as the most important influence on
the development and wellbeing of infants