A disaster plan shall include:
- Evacuation, relocation, shelter-in-place, and lockdown procedures, as well as procedures for communication and reunification with families, continuity of operations, and accommodation of infants and toddlers, children with disabilities, and children with chronic medical conditions.
- Guidelines for continuing CCDF assistance and child care services after a disaster, which may include provision of temporary child care and temporary operating standards for child care after a disaster.
- Procedures for staff and volunteer emergency preparedness training and practice drills.
Programs establish, follow, and practice, as appropriate, procedures for, at a minimum:
- Fire prevention and response.
- Protection from contagious disease, including appropriate inclusion and exclusion policies for when a child is ill and from an infectious disease outbreak, including appropriate notifications of any reportable illness.
- The handling, storage, administration, and record of administration of medication.
- Maintaining procedures and systems to ensure children are released only to an authorized adult.
- Child-specific health care needs and food allergies that include accessible plans of action for emergencies. For food allergies, a program must also post individual child food allergies prominently where staff can view wherever food is served.
All staff should receive training in emergency preparedness and response planning for emergencies.
The program has all-hazards emergency management/disaster-preparedness response plans for more and less likely events including natural and man-made disasters and emergencies and violence in or near programs.
CFOC3 Standard 18.104.22.168
Evacuation of Children with Special Health Care Needs
CFOC3 Standard 22.214.171.124
Use of Daily Roster During Evacuation Drills
CFOC 3 Standard 126.96.36.199
Evacuation Drills/Exercises Policy
Resource Type: Article
National Centers: Health, Behavioral Health, and Safety
Last Updated: October 7, 2019