ABOUT US

The Newborn Care Training Academy course instructs and educates individuals on the care of a newborn (birth-3 months). Care techniques cover the profession of a newborn care specialist, basic newborn care practices, feeding, nutrition, breastfeeding, managing multiples, special consideration for premature infants, sleep and sleep conditioning, issues and ailments, and the care of a postpartum mother. The Newborn Care Training Academy course is not intended to train any student for a medical situation. Students are evaluated on the mastery of the intended learning outcome through an online assessment. Students who master the intended learning outcomes are awarded a certificate for completion of the program.

Haleigh Haggerton Almquist

Co Founder | President
Certified Advanced Newborn Care Specialist, CNCS
Certified Lactation Counselor, CLC
Postpartum Doula
Labor Doula

Haleigh began working as a nanny in 2002 before she became an Newborn Care Specialist in 2007. Haleigh founded Hush Little Baby, LLC, a newborn care company providing elite Newborn Specialists in the Washington DC area. Hush Little Baby now provides overnight care in 5 states and 24 Hour care across the country! While searching for staff to be apart of Hush Little Baby, Haleigh realized the shortage of newborn care education being offered to potential newborn professionals. Haleigh is an Advanced Certified Newborn Care Specialist, Certified Lactation Counselor, and DONA/ProDoula trained Postpartum Doula and Labor Doula. Haleigh joined with Brittany in 2013 to provide students interested in newborn care the opportunity for hands on and online learning through the Newborn Care Training Academy. Haleigh is excited to share her knowledge about newborn care with professionals across the world.

 

 

Brittany Hunt
Co Founder | Operating Manager
Certified Newborn Care Specialist, CNCS
Certified Lactation Counselor, CLC
Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician, CPST

Brittany started working with newborns over 8 years before becoming a Newborn Care Specialist.  She has also worked with toddlers and young children as a nanny for multiple families.  After working as a Newborn Care Specialist, she noticed a severe deficit in quality training programs for the care of newborns and decided to partner with Haleigh to found the Newborn Care Training Academy. Brittany is a Certified Newborn Care Specialist, Certified Lactation Counselor, Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician, and DONA trained Postpartum Doula. Educating others in the proper care of newborns is a strong passion for Brittany and it has long been an important part of the work she has done with new parents as a Newborn Care Specialist. She is excited to share her knowledge with those seeking to become a Newborn Care Specialist.

 

Joanna Briese
Trainer
Advanced Newborn Care Specialist, NCS
Certified Lactation Counselor, CLC
Postpartum Doula

Joanna has been caring for babies and children almost all her life. She started out babysitting as a young teen, became a professional nanny in 2007 and a postpartum doula in 2010. She took her NCS training shortly after. Joanna has worked with newborns full-time for the last couple years including travel care, 24/7, overnights and more. Joanna has worked with preemies, twins, triplets and babies with medical needs. She loves working with new moms and she loves teaching them about their babies. Joanna recently took the CLC training to become a certified lactation consultant and continues to work part time as an advanced newborn care specialist and consultant for new moms in addition to being an NCS instructor for Newborn Care Training Academy. Joanna owns two agencies in California; a temp agency called Joanna‘s Nannies that places temp nannies all over California and San Francisco Newborn Care which focuses on NCS and Postpartum Doula placements in the San Francisco Bay Area. Joanna loves teaching, traveling, babies and snowboarding.