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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 six 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

Virtual Child Care Emergency Preparedness Training-of-Trainers Opportunity

By Holly Nett on June 14, 2022

Topics: emergency preparedness

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Child Care and Emergency Management: Partnerships and Collaboration for Community Resilience

By Holly Nett on December 09, 2021

Topics: Health & Safety, emergency preparedness

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Oregon Wildfire Impact on Child Care

By Holly Nett on May 06, 2021

2020 was a challenging year for everyone. Not only did the nation deal with the challenges, fears and losses associated with a global pandemic, but many individuals across the country were faced with an added hurdle of natural disasters during an already stressful and difficult time.  

Topics: Health & Safety, emergency preparedness

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Steps Child Care Programs Can Take to Feel Prepared for Any Emergency

By Holly Nett on January 14, 2021

You may have seen reports of potential violence across the country leading up to the Presidential inauguration on January 20. We have heard from child care providers concerned about their program safety, the safety of their families and staff, and whether they should remain open for the next several days. 

Topics: Best Practices, Health & Safety, emergency preparedness

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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, emergency preparedness

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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, emergency preparedness

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