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.
In this webinar, learn how to use the Emergency Preparedness Manual for Early Childhood Programs. Explore how to develop emergency plans to keep children, families, and staff safe if disaster strikes.
Use this tip sheet on mudslides and landslides to find out how to gauge risk, know what to do, and practice plans.
Tornadoes can happen anytime. Use this tip sheet to review tornado warning signs and learn what's required of and useful for practicing your disaster plan.
Explore and share materials about disaster preparedness, response, and recovery for families and programs.
Explore these tip sheets that focus on children's responses to crises and tragic events, as well as ways to help children cope.
This issue provides suggestions and resources for reviewing your program's emergency plans.