Explore Chapter 5: Health Outbreaks and Pandemics.
This video covers ways to prepare, respond, and recover from emergencies, including medical incidents.
To keep children safe, early care education settings can develop plans to reduce the risk of hazards. Learn to identify risks and discover how it is key to develop protocols as part of regular program operations.
These handouts help educate families on a variety of health and safety topics. Find information on asthma, child passenger safety, food allergies, preparing for tornado season, and more.
Explore evidence-informed health and safety practices in the design and construction of early childhood centers. Find information to support conversations with the building team after a natural disaster.
Emergency preparedness can drastically reduce the negative impact of trauma and stress on children. Find concrete steps program staff can take to prepare for emergencies and reduce trauma.
Hear from Office of Head Start leadership as they discuss the impacts of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID 19) on grantee operations. They also answer questions related to COVID-19 prevention and response.
Programs can use this manual as a guide for their emergency planning process. Find the latest tools and resources to support children, families, and communities before, during, and after an emergency. An emergency may be a catastrophic natural event, like a hurricane, flood, or wildfire, or a man-made disaster, such as a shooting. No matter the crisis, early childhood programs need to be ready with impact, relief, and recovery plans.
Programs need to know how to prepare for and respond to potentially violent situations. Use this tip sheet to review recommended responses and resources to help programs create or revise plans.
Learn more about how your program can prepare for winter emergencies. Find tips on how to handle issues such as frostbite, hypothermia, and loss of power.