Certification process

1
Meet entry requirements

To begin, students must be 18 years or older and have an active email address.

2
Study at your own pace

Complete online training via Web on mobile, tablet, or desktop. Read training manual PDF.

3
Pass final examination

After completing all the lessons, complete an online exam to demonstrate you've retained all you have learned.

4
Pass interview

In a live interview with a Newmom.me Academy expert, talk through how you would handle various real-world situations.

5
Submit proof of emergency response training

At an accredited provider such as the American Red Cross, complete training with a mannequin in both CPR and first aid for newborns and infants. Submit your certifications to Newmom.me Academy.

6
Sign policy agreements

Review and sign the following Newmom.me Academy documents: Code of Conduct, Social Media Policy, Grievance Policy, and Scope of Practice.

7
Receive Certificate from Newmom.me Academy

Congratulations! Once you have passed all evaluations and Newmom.me Academy has received proof of certification for emergency response skills, you will receive your Certificate in PDF and online formats.

Recertification process

Every two years, you must complete the following process to maintain your Certification.

1
Study at your own pace

Complete a refresher course on all topics, as well as any important changes to industry best practices.

2
Submit proof of emergency response training

Submit proof of current certifications to Newmom.me Academy.

3
Receive updated Certificate from Newmom.me Academy

Congratulations! Once you have passed all evaluations and Newmom.me Academy has received proof of certification for emergency response skills, you will receive an updated Certificate in PDF and online formats.

Sample curriculum

  • Roles and responsibilities of a Mother & Child Care Specialist
  • Pregnancy and Postnatal Care
  • Understanding pregnancy and childbirth
  • Caring for a mother during pregnancy and childbirth
  • Understanding the postpartum period
  • Caring for a new mother after childbirth (Postpartum Period)
  • Breastfeeding
  • Supporting mothers in their breastfeeding/bottle feeding journey
  • Newborn Care
  • Newborn procedures
  • Newborns characteristics
  • Newborn behaviors
  • Newborn Holding Techniques
  • Feeding and burping techniques
  • Swaddling
  • Newborn bath
  • Dressing up Newborn
  • Understanding Newborn Health
  • Diaper changing and hygiene
  • Newborn soothing techniques
  • Newborn sleep
  • Newborn safety
  • How to help mom create a strong bond with baby
  • Infant Care
  • Understanding Infants and their needs
  • Feeding guidelines
  • Recipes for infants
  • Bathing
  • Diaper changing
  • Dressing infants
  • Soothing a crying infant
  • Sleep and safe sleeping practices
  • Tummy time
  • Child Development
  • How to help build routines for infants
  • Age-Appropriate play activities for infants
  • Toddler Care
  • Understanding toddlers and their needs
  • Stress in children and how to to effectively support children's mental health and well-being
  • Food and nutrition
  • Healthy food options
  • Bathing
  • Diaper changing
  • Toilet learning
  • Dressing
  • Soothing a crying toddler
  • Toddlers sleep
  • How to help build routines for toddlers
  • Age-Appropriate play activities for toddlers
  • Sibling Adjustment
  • Conflict resolution
  • Household Management
  • Cleaning and organizing
  • Laundry and dishwashing
  • Meal planning and preparation
  • Basic Safety Guidelines
  • Safety inspection checklist
  • Playground Safety and Supervision
  • First aid and emergency response cards
  • Communication and Professionalism
  • Effective communication skills
  • Setting boundaries and expectations
  • How to Separate Personal Emotions/Opinions While Supporting a Family
  • Maintaining professionalism in the workplace
  • Handling difficult situations
  • Culture, Values and Child Rearing Styles
  • Interview, right fit and next steps
  • How to practice self care
  • Business support documents