: Exclusive breastfeeding has become one of the simplest methods to reduce childrenmortality and increase life expectation. Unfortunately, the prevalence of exclusive breastfeeding forIndonesia remains low. Refering to in-service training program under empowerment theory, education wasto enable knowledge development. The objective was to offer education model based on community needsassessment for the exclusive breastfeeding cadres. The research team used cross sectional and observationcoupled with sequential mixed methods. They collected data in Karanganyar District - Indonesia. Theyworked in two stages: (1) the model for cadres was designed from 5-12 September 2019 and (2) one-daytraining program was delivered in 22 September 2019. The community needs assessment was adopted fromCenters for Disease Control and Prevention model, including: Community member’s identification,curriculum and assessment, questionnaires development, websites selection, method and data collection, andinformant emancipation. Cadre learning model consists of two steps: self-directed learning and bestpractices group mentoring involved 34 participants. Qualitative data were collected with document review,interview, discussion, and observation. Quantitative data were collected with pre-test and post-test.Manuscripts capturing fact-findings were provided. Wilcoxon Z was to examine the differences betweenpre-test and post-test scores. Findings concluded that Community Needs Assessment Base Education Modelhave positive impacts, including: (1) significant contribution to the success stories of exclusivebreastfeeding program, (2) better teamwork among cadres for different villages, and (3) more skills andlonger days for the exclusive breastfeeding practices among mothers.