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Murphy's Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Day: Emergency Preparedness for Child Care Programs

Emergencies can happen anywhere, anytime—and usually when least expected. It is important for child care programs to be prepared. With a well thought out plan, providers can ensure their staff, children, and parents know what to do if an emergency occurs.

What is the workshop about? The curriculum provides information and instructions for conducting a workshop for child care providers on developing or updating emergency preparedness plans.

The workshop focuses on:

  • thinking about emergency situations
  • steps to developing an emergency preparedness plan
  • what to do after the plan is written
  • helping children cope with emergencies

The workshop is designed for three hours, though shorter formats are possible.

Why? The overall goals of the workshop are to:

  • increase participants' awareness of the importance of having an emergency plan
  • increase participants' knowledge of the elements of a solid emergency plan
  • provide an opportunity for providers to begin the planning process for how emergencies will be handled if they do occur

Who is it for? The workshop has been designed primarily with child car providers in mind, though others may benefit from the training.