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To learn more about federal requirements that impact child care, please visit the Administration for Children and Families website.

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Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan

The CCDBG Act of 2014 added a requirement that child care providers have a emergency preparedness and response plan that includes the following: 

  1. Procedures for evacuation of the facility or family home;
  2. Procedures for relocation of the children should the current location be unsafe for the children;
  3. Procedures for shelter-in-place should the outside area of the day care become unsafe; and
  4. Lock-down procedures for keep persons out of the day care;
  5. Procedures for communicating the plan with families; and
  6. Accommodations for infants and toddlers; children with disabilities; and children with chronic medication conditions. 
  7. All helpers are required to be notified of this plan; and
  8. Conduct practice drills to ensure providers and staff, including helpers, are prepared for an emergency.

Providers have the option of researching best practice and developing a plan to fit their program needs that includes the required areas listed above.  Or, they can use the following emergency preparedness plan template.  If a program already has a written emergency plan, please identify within that plan all of the required areas and the licensing specialist will verify compliance at the next licensing visit.

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