All teachers are CPR & First Aid Certified and have been trained in emergency and disaster preparedness as well as illness and disease prevention and control.
In addition to our own inspection and maintenance, our buildings are regularly inspected by the Fire Department, the Health Department and the Department of Social Services for structural safety and to ensure our safety procedures are in place and that all safety devices like fire extinguishers, smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, etc. We have worked in conjunction with the Red Cross and the Police Department as well as researching the internet in order to keep current on evacuation procedures and facility preparedness. Childcare providers need a plan to protect their children, their employees, and their business. Your childcare program may have to follow procedures for a lockdown, secure campus, or shelter in place. The Department of Family and Protective Services for the State of Texas has a great damage assessment template that can help you begin the recovery process following a disaster. Save the Children’s Child Care Emergency Preparedness Training is designed to help you develop and implement practical emergency plans that cater to the specific needs of your program. Record rainfall in the Phoenix metro area caused substantial flooding and put the state’s emergency preparedness plan to the test. In a recent poll, 39 percent of parents of children ages 0-5 say their child's preschool or child care center has been affected recently by an emergency situation due to severe weather, a power outage, an evacuation or violent situation. Contact them to learn more about hazards in your area as well as emergency preparedness resources that may be available.


However, only 37 percent are aware of an emergency plan for their center that is available online and just 39 percent say their center has a method of identifying children if an evacuation became necessary. We have an elaborate plan in place to offer care and comfort to our children for up to three days in the event of an emergency. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers an online course for childcare providers: Multihazard Planning for Childcare. Visit the Community Care Licensing Division, Child Care Licensing Website to find resources on operating a child care facility in California and the regulations involved, including the need to have a disaster plan. Save the Children, a non-profit advocacy group, recently released a new report examining state-level requirements for emergency preparedness planning at schools and child care centers. Many child care providers have rules that exclude sick children from care, spurring anxious moments for millions of working parents. Any gaps in communication about these plans between parents and child care providers are concerning," says Hashikawa. YMCA Resource and Referral provides families with information to help them understand options for care, and how to choose a quality program that meets their family's needs.
As September is National Emergency Preparedness Month and the height of hurricane season, it is important to prepare for serious weather events. Earthquake preparedness remains a priority for the area, as the USGS estimates that there is a 54 percent chance of an aftershock with with a magnitude of 5 or greater in the next week.


Mott Children's Hospital, recommends parents know about emergency plans at their child's preschool or child care center. Vermont state government is offering to pay half of the 25 percent local share of recovery costs after FEMA agrees to pay their 75 percent for federally declared disasters. Substantial proportions of parents chose urgent care or emergency department visits when their sick children were excluded from attending child care, according to a new study by University of Michigan researchers.
The Go Game is a real-life disaster preparedness game that is taking place around the country.
Parents of children ages 0-5 were asked about awareness of emergency plans for child's preschool or child care center. For some parents, the answer may be no, according to a report today from University of Michigan's C.S.



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