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Child Care Resources for Disasters and Emergencies

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A primary goal of the Office of Child Care (OCC) is to help ensure early childhood programs support children's healthy growth and development. This goal becomes especially important in the event of a major disaster or emergency, as children are among our most vulnerable populations. Child care can be a critical human service needed to help protect the safety of children and support the stabilization of families after a disaster. Child care prevents children from being left alone or in unsafe environments and can help expedite recovery efforts by ensuring that children are safe while parents visit damaged property, access public benefits, and make other efforts to rebuild their lives.

Resources for CCDF Grantees

  • NEW: Information Memoradum, CCDF-ACF-IM-2011-01, Emergency Preparedness and Response Planning for Child Care; CCDF Plan; Pre-Print
  • FEMA Guidance: Reimbursement of Child Care Services During Federally Declared Disasters and Emergencies, Information Memorandum CCDF-ACF-IM-2010-01
  • Flexibility to Use CCDF Funds in Response to a Disaster (Information Memorandum ACYF-IM-CC-05-03)
  • Emergency Preparedness Checklist for CCDF Administrators
  • Child Care and Pandemic Flu Checklist
  • CCDF Plan Question and Guidance: Response Plan for Child Care Early Childhood Programs Pre-Print (2.1.2)
  • Office of Child Care Past Response Efforts

Resources for Child Care Providers

  • State Emergency Preparedness Resources for Child Care Providers (NCCIC)
  • Disaster Planning Materials for Child Care Providers (NACCRRA)
  • Child Care Technical Assistance Network Resources Matrix Web Site
Child Care Flu Guidance
Resources for CCDF GranteesWhat States and Territories are Doing

  • State Licensing Regulations about Emergency Preparedness
  • Guidance for Sheltering Children in Place
  • Guidance for Reuniting Children and Parents
  • Emergency Preparedness Resources for Child Care Programs
  • Child Care Immunization Requirement Changes

Resources for CCDF GranteesKey Web Sites

Examples Include:
  • National Child Care Information and Technical Assistance Center (NCCIC)
  • National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA)
  • National Commission on Children and Disasters (NCCD)
Who to Contact
  • Child Care and Development Fund State Administrators
  • State Resource and Referral Agencies
  • State Licensing Agencies
  • ACF Regional Administrators and Regional Emergency Management Specialists
  • Child Care Technical Assistance Partners

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