Holly Nett

Holly Nett
Holly Nett serves as the Director of Child Care Emergency Partnerships and has been with Child Care Aware® of America for the past three years. She has a primary focus on bridging the gap between the emergency preparedness, response, and recovery industry and child care programs. She also develops and delivers emergency preparedness training and technical assistance focused on business continuity, disaster plan development, and helping children and caregivers deal with the social/emotional aftermath of a disaster to Child Care Resource & Referral teams and child care program staff across the nation.

Recent Posts

COVID-19 Quick Response Grant Winners

By Holly Nett on July 29, 2020

 


Child Care Aware® of America is pleased to award 11 Child Care Resource & Referral member agencies 
COVID-19 Quick Response Grants.  The grants were made possible through generous financial support from the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) Funds received from CDP will allow CCAoA to rapidly support CCR&Rs by offering subgrants for the purchase of supplies or enhanced services supports for childcare providers in areas of the U.S. in need and to provide direct aid to those geographic areas entering phased recovery. 

Topics: Business Operations for CCR&Rs, Professional Development

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Conducting Child Care Program Visits During COVID-19

By Holly Nett on June 12, 2020

CCR&R staff play a key role in supporting caregivers in child care programs during the response and recovery phases. In-person visits have traditionally been an essential aspect of providing support services to child care providers, yet during the COVID-19 recovery phase these visits have likely been suspended in an effort to ensure the protection of children, caregivers, families and CCR&R staff. Organizations that offer in-person support visits should consult with the local and state health departments before reintroducing this service.

Topics: Business Operations for CCR&Rs, Health & Safety, Coronavirus

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Emergency Preparedness Training-of-Trainers Opportunity to Be Offered at 2020 Symposium

By Holly Nett on January 06, 2020

Child Care Aware® of America's (CCAoA) biennial event, Symposium, takes place this spring. Join CCAoA on May 3-6, 2020 near Arlington, Virginia as we bring together individuals from across the country to discuss research, policy and practices related to the early child care and education community. This year’s four-day event offers the opportunity to connect with thought leaders, Congressional staff and early education professionals to work towards quality and affordable child care.

This year, we’re also introducing our new pre-conference event for Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) agencies!  

Topics: Professional Development

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Spring Flooding: Tips to Prepare Child Care Providers

By Holly Nett on March 22, 2019

Spring can’t come soon enough for you, right?  On the heels of a winter that gifted us with the polar vortex and record amounts of snowfall across much of the country, spring flooding is now a reality in much of the Midwest. While those living in the northern tier of the country may be wishing for a quick spring warm up and the disappearance of snow,  rapid snow melt is already producing record flooding. 


Topics: Business Operations for CCR&Rs, Systems Building

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Encouraging Child Care Providers to Include Emergency Planning on Their Back-to-School Checklists

By Holly Nett on September 04, 2018

As child care providers prepare for young learners to return to their classrooms, it’s important that they add an emergency plan to their program. It’s unfortunate that we have to think about dangerous situations—natural disasters, fires, bomb threats and dangerous intruders—but it’s necessary to have a plan in place. Through effective preparation, CCR&Rs can help providers prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergency situations.

Do the child care providers you work with have emergency plans? We hope they do, but if not, here are some critical first steps.

Topics: Business Operations for CCR&Rs, Workforce

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Are Family Child Care Businesses Adequately Prepared for the Impact of a Disaster?

By Holly Nett on September 11, 2017

On Memorial Day weekend of 2008, an EF3 tornado struck Hugo, Minnesota, a commuter town north of downtown St. Paul. Winds ranged from 136-165 mph, and the tornado’s path was six miles long and one-eighth mile wide. Since it was a holiday weekend, Christine, a family child care provider, was not caring for children at the time that the tornado touched down, but her child care business took a direct hit.

Topics: Business Operations for CCR&Rs, Health & Safety

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