Make a family emergency plan today.

Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area. Know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting place that’s familiar and easy to find.

It is also your responsibility to check on your child care provider’s emergency plan and know the reunification procedures in the event of an evacuation. While your child care provider will have a plan to protect your child if an emergency occurs at their care location, Emergency Preparedness starts at home.

Questions to consider with your family:

  • How will I receive emergency alerts and updates?
  • What is my shelter-in-place plan?
  • What is my evacuation route and where will be go?
  • What is our family’s plan to communicate with one another if we’re not together?

Resources to help you get started on creating a plan as a family:

Making a Family Emergency Plan:

Building an Emergency Supply Kit at Home:

Trauma and Emotional Support:

Starting Emergency Planning Conversations with Child Care Providers:

  • Family 1 Flyer - DYK Iowa requires all child care businesses to have a written Emergency Preparedness plan?
  • Family 2 Flyer - DYK child care businesses should have emergency supplies prepared for both evacuations and sheltering-in-place?
  • Family 3 Flyer - DYK child care businesses should have an established relocation site for evacuations?
  • Family 4 Flyer - DYK Iowa requires all child care businesses to complete fire and tornado drills monthly?
  • Family 5 Flyer - DYK that CCR&R offers resources to help families make their own Emergency Preparedness plan?


Child Care Businesses have an Emergency Preparedness plan, do you? #BePrepared

Pack an emergency supply kit for your home! #BePrepared

Communicate where your reunification site is! #BePrepared