Emergency Preparedness in Child Care


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The Child Care and Development Block Grant Reauthorization states that each Lead Agency shall require child care providers to design, implement and enforce rules to protect the health and safety of children. These requirements must be applicable to child care providers whose assistance is provided by federal funding (Nebraska's Child Care Subsidy Program).

Emergency Preparedness and response planning for emergencies resulting from a natural disaster, or a man-caused event (such as violence at a child care facility, home, or nearby), shall include the following:

  • Procedures for evacuation
  • Relocation
  • Shelter-in-place
  • Lockdown
  • Staff emergency preparedness training and practice drills
  • Communication and reunification with families
  • Continuity of operations
  • Accommodation of infants and toddlers
  • Accommodation of children with disabilities
  • Accommodation of children with chronic medical conditions

Emergency Preparedness Documents & Forms