Mentoring caregivers. Changing hospitals. Improving the future for newborns and their families.

The NIDCAP Federation International, NFI, promotes the Newborn Individualized Developmental Care and Assessment Program (NIDCAP) in hospitals and encourages its use nationally and internationally to support the growth and development of premature infants and to improve the quality of their care and the support for their families.

Formed in 2001, the NFI is a private, non-profit, charitable organization committed to providing the highest quality of education and training for professionals who provide care for infants in newborn intensive care nurseries and support their families.

For more information about NIDCAP training see the Program Guide. Locations, contact names, and telephone numbers of a training center near you are available under NIDCAP Training in the Training Centers page on this site.

Watch the NIDCAP Film Three Decades of Training and Supporting.


Financial Support

Financial support for the NFI is provided by its Members and NIDCAP Training Centers, as well as the generous contributions of individual donors. The NFI acknowledges past funding from from the Bella Vista Foundation, A.L. Mailman Family Foundation, and the Pritzker Early Childhood Foundation.