What types of emergencies have occurred in your area? Is your early childcare education program in a flood zone? Do you experience severe weather events? Is there a history of violence in your community?
Use this checklist to assess what types of emergencies you could experience in your program and region. The Embracing Health and Wellness Series also provides recommendations and useful information on specific disasters. Consult with your state or local emergency-management office for emergency plans specific to your area: https://www.acf.hhs.gov/ohsepr/information-for-providers.
|Active Shooter/Violent Intruder|
|Winter Storm/Extreme Cold|
In addition to assessing what types of emergencies may occur, consider assessing your building and outdoor space to mitigate hazards in your environment, using the Mitigation Checklist.
Topic: Safety Practices
National Centers:Early Childhood Health and Wellness
Last Updated: April 9, 2020