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Emergency Preparedness Resources

For Child Care Providers

Be Ready Utah - Families, Businesses, Schools & Community Resources

https://www.utah.gov/beready 

“Make a Plan, Get a Kit, Be Informed, Get Involved.” Be Ready Utah is the state’s official emergency preparedness campaign managed by the Utah Department of Public Safety’s Division of Emergency Management (DEM). Personal and family preparedness is the key to survival in, and subsequent recovery from, emergencies and disasters. Increasing that preparedness statewide is our goal.

CDC: Caring for Children in a Disaster

https://www.cdc.gov/childrenindisasters/schools.html 

You care for our youngest and most vulnerable. Take steps now to protect them during emergencies. This site shares information, forms, and links to help plan and prepare for children ages 0-school age. Includes “After an Emergency” resources.

Child Care Aware: Emergency Preparedness

http://usa.childcareaware.org/advocacy-public-policy/crisis-and-disaster-resources 

Webinars and resources for natural disaster preparation and violent or active shooter situations. Tools, publications and lesson plan resources to help you prepare.

Child Care Licensing: Emergency and Disaster Preparedness

https://childcarelicensing.utah.gov/Emergency.html 

Provides information for licensed child care providers for emergency and disaster preparation. Includes licensing rules regarding the required Health and Safety Plan and resources for before and after an emergency.

Children & Disasters – a Resource for Parents and families

https://www.utah.gov/beready/family/children.html 

Children experience trauma and fear during a natural disaster. If they know what to do during a disaster because they have practiced family disaster drills they will be better off. When parents are calm, children calm down more quickly.

Disaster-Related Resources for Early Childhood Education Providers

https://www.acf.hhs.gov/ohsepr/information-for-providers 

Millions of young children are in early childhood centers or homes on a daily basis. Making sure you are ready to keep yourself and the children in your care safe when a disaster strikes is of utmost importance. As a trusted and loved figure in children’s lives, you are also on the front lines of helping children recover and heal after disasters. These resources can help you and your program with disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.

 

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