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Resource Guide: Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Resources for Child Care Programs

Natural disasters and emergencies can be emotionally devastating and cause property damage that can be costly to repair. Child care programs should plan and prepare for any events (minor as well as catastrophic) that may disrupt the day-to-day operations of their child care businesses. Emergency plans help child care program staff react in a manner that protects the safety of children and staff when an emergency occurs. Emergency plans also establish mechanisms to help programs return to business as soon as possible, thus promoting continuity of care and reducing the risks of clientele and income loss. This guide provides resources to help child care programs develop emergency plans or update their current plans.

This guide is available in English and en Español.

Publication Date: 
October 19, 2018
Resource Type: 
Resource Guide
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