Iowa law requires child care providers to have a written emergency plan in place by October 1, 2016. Emergency plans must include procedures for:
There are templates and tools available for child care providers to help meet your program's needs. You are not required to use any of the templates and tools offered, although the tools and templates will help you meet requirements in Iowa law.
Emergency Preparedness and Response Planning Guide for Child Care
Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan - Template for Child Care Centers
Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan - Template for Child Development Homes
CCR&R offers a 6-hour training, Emergency Preparedness for Child Care Programs, designed to help all child care providers be prepared for handling emergency situations that may affect their program and community. During an emergency situation, it is important to know how to support the emotional needs of children and caregivers in your program and be aware of resources available to support child care emergency preparedness. This training will equip you with the knowledge to be prepared and recover from these emergencies. This training will also provide the necessary tools and information to create an emergency plan for your program that will meet Iowa law requirements.
Welcome to Emergency Preparedness Planning Video Series!
These videos will help child care businesses to plan and be prepared when it comes to knowing how to respond to and recover from an emergency.
Child Care Weather Watch Form
First Aid Checklist
Emergency Preparedness resources to create a family communication plan - be sure to share this link with families in your program!
Reunifying children with their families:
General Emergency Preparedness:
Trauma and Emotional Support:
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