Emergency Preparedness for Child Care Programs is a 6-hour training 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. You can find suggested EP RESOURCES here.

Training Credit

  • 6 hours

Training Audience

  • Child Care Centers (CCC) and preschools
  • Child Development Homes (CDH)

i-PoWeR Professional Workforce Registry

Iowa's Early Childhood and School Age Professional Workforce Registry (i-PoWeR) is a comprehensive registry where you can find and enroll in the Department of Human Services (DHS) approved professional development opportunities related to early childhood and school-age professionals. It will also maintain a record of your professional achievements. Approved training opportunities can be accessed by visiting i-PoWeR below.

i-PoWeR Link

 

Training Narrative

Emergency Preparedness for Child Care Programs will cover the following topics:

  • Describe recognized child care emergency preparedness standards and discuss how to incorporate them into an emergency plan
  • Identify and discuss emergencies that may affect their program
  • Describe ways to support the emotional needs of children and caregivers
  • Identify resources available to support child care emergency preparedness