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Preparedness for Child Care Providers

The purpose of this course is to give child care providers, in a variety of settings and situations, the information they need to identify, assess, and plan for disasters or other emergencies that could impact their ability to provide services or endanger the children in their care.

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Overview

Course Overview

This course will provide child care providers, in a variety of settings, with the information they need to identify, assess, and plan for hazards at their child care site.

Course Objectives:

Upon completing this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe why it is important to be prepared.
  • Identify hazards and threats that impact your childcare site.
  • Describe how to prevent or mitigate the impact of likely and high-consequence hazards and threats.
  • Describe procedures for when an emergency occurs.
  • Identify how your childcare site will recover from an emergency.
  • Describe how to develop and maintain your plan.
  • Describe how you will communicate, train, and practice your preparedness procedures.
  • Identify the emergency preparedness information you will share with your community.
  • Describe when to update your plan.

Primary Audience

This course is designed for childcare providers of all sizes and for all age children, including, but not limited to, home childcare sites, childcare facilities, nursery schools, camps, scouts, sports programs, faith-based programs, and after-school programs. However, anyone with a personal or professional interest in childcare site preparedness is welcome to participate. Teachers, camp counselors, parents, volunteers, scout leaders, and coaches alike will find useful information in this course.

Curriculum

Free