Building awareness of the importance of providing NIDCAP care for premature and ill newborns and infants and their families


  • 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
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  • 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
  • Wear Teal
  • 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.

Official Logo

Annual Poster - 2024

PDF version of poster

Information Sheet

Available for download in 13 languages:

Farsi, French, German,
Hebrew, Irish, Italian,

*revised Feb2023

Events Poster Template

Announce your own
WND activities
with this template

Social Media Cover Photos





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  • 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.

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)
  • Big Dam Bridge, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA (March 20)
  • 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
  • Olympic Park, Montreal, Canada

Other landmarks will be listed as we receive confirmation of lightings.

Please let us know if you have secured any lightings in your area.
Thank you!

WND 2023

Livestream Event: NICU Parent Network Talks with the NFI
Recording on Facebook, LinkedIn & YouTube (Aired 3/20/23)

NICU Parent Network’s Executive Director, Keira Sorrells and NFI’s gretchen Lawhon, PhD, RN, FAAN, discuss NIDCAP and what it means for newborns and families in hospitals all around the world. Recording available from links below:

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

Click here for full description

WND 2022

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

WND 2021

Click here to see how our NIDCAP Community celebrated World NIDCAP Day 2021

World NIDCAP Day 2021

Become A Member

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.

Learn More

Share Your Story

Families have contributed testimonials, blog posts, and articles to the Developmental Observer, the NFI’s newsletter

You are welcome to share your experiences with NIDCAP care and/or with your premature or ill infant in the hospital and beyond

Share Your Story

Visit these pages to read some of the stories that have been shared:

Family Stories           Developmental Observer        NIDCAP Blog


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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NIDCAP recognizes families as the most important influence on
the development and wellbeing of infants