Rebuilding an early childhood facility after a natural disaster is a step toward resilience and recovery. These efforts provide an opportunity for Head Start program leaders to address key health and safety considerations in facility design. Discover evidence-informed health and safety practices in this guide to help in the design and construction of early childhood centers that serve children ages birth to 5.
Program leaders—governing body, Policy Council, and key management staff—can use this guide when building a new facility or renovating a facility after a natural disaster. The purpose of the guide is to inform and support conversations about health and safety with the building team. Find resources as well as recommendations for how to communicate critical health and safety information to the building team about safe sites, building materials, and waste management. Explore guidance around pest control, mold reduction, and design of indoor and outdoor spaces.
National Centers:Health, Behavioral Health, and Safety
Last Updated: March 29, 2021