Building an emergency supply kit is an important part of preparedness. This kit ensures that your program has sufficient supplies and food if you and the children need to shelter in place or evacuate in an emergency. Ready.gov/kits recommends having enough supplies and food to last at least 72 hours.
Make sure that all items are up to date and not expired. If you are in a center, consider appointing someone to be responsible for routinely checking expiration dates of the food in your kit. If you are a family child care provider, make a note of the expiration dates and keep them in a visible place in your home. If snacks are about to expire, consider serving them to the children a month before the expiration date and replacing them with new snacks.
Topic: Safety Practices
National Centers:Early Childhood Health and Wellness
Last Updated: March 30, 2020