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Emergency Preparedness

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This Webinar is part 5 of 6 in the CCSSSN’s series of Emergency Preparedness and Response Webinars. This 90-minute Webinar highlights state and national examples of training and technical assistance support offered to child care providers.

Natural disasters and emergencies can be emotionally devastating and cause property damage that can be costly to repair. Child care programs are not immune to these risks and should plan and prepare for any event (minor as well as catastrophic) that may disrupt the day-to-day operations of their child care businesses. Emergency plans help ensure child care programs and staff are prepared to react in a manner that protects the safety of children and staff when an emergency occurs. This guide is available in English and en Español.

This tool helps States and Territories begin or expand their emergency preparedness planning efforts to include other key partners in the State orTerritory. Links to additional information and contact information is also available for some of the agencies (marked with an asterisk).

After an emergency or disaster, communities have to recover from the damage left behind by the event.

This document is designed to help child care licensing administrators create emergency plans for their agencies. It provides guidance, questions, and additional resources to help States/Territories consider how the licensing agency will operate (e.g., communicate with staff, access data, and establish alternate work sites) and/or administer the licensing program (e.g., communicate with child care providers, waive licensing requirements, respond to the establishment of temporary facilities).

This document provides contact information and links to the Emergency Management Agency in States and Territories across the United States.

A primary goal of the Office of Child Care is to help early childhood programs support children's healthy growth and development. This goal becomes especially important in the event of a major disaster or emergency, as children are among our most vulnerable populations.

This document contains a list of links to State emergency preparedness and response guides, as well as links to state and national trainings on emergency preparedness and response topics.

Child care facility lockdown licensing regulations, requirements, definitions, and procedures vary from State to State. States also vary in the trainings they offer programs regarding child care facility lockdowns and emergency preparedness.

Early care and education can play an important role in helping children overcome traumatic events. Child care providers and educators may be the first to recognize signs of distress in children and may have the resources to refer them for specialized help.

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