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Child Care - Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness Law

 

The Emergency Preparedness Law became effective July 1, 2013. The law requires licensed child care centers, group child care homes, and family child care homes to develop a written multi-hazard plan to protect children in the event of emergencies. The agency plan must include:

 

• Procedures for notification of parents

• Designated relocation sites and evacuation routes

• Reunification plans for children and families

• Written individualized plans for children with special needs

 

The plan must also include provisions for protecting children during the following emergencies:

 

fireFIRES
tornadoTORNADOES
earthquakeEARTHQUAKES
chemical spillCHEMICAL SPILLS
floodFLOODS

 

Emergency Preparedness Law Checklist - A helpful aid for developing your plan that includes all the requirements outlined in the emergency preparedness licensing law.