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

Child Care Disaster Response and Recovery Webinar Series

By Holly Nett on August 30, 2017

The horrific damage caused by Hurricane Harvey on the Texas gulf coast reminds us of the profound impact that disasters have on children and adults, resulting in feelings of uncertainty for everyone. Young children do best when their lives have predictable caregivers, schedules, and settings. A disaster can throw all of those things off balance, causing emotional stress and developmental challenges for children.

Topics: Health & Safety

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Include Emergency Planning on Your Back-to-School Checklist

By Holly Nett on August 07, 2017

As you cross off important items on your family’s back-to-school checklist, don’t forget to be proactive in learning more about the emergency plan at your child’s school or child care program. All schools and before/afterschool child care programs should have an emergency plan in place to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergency situations, such as fires, natural disasters (tornadoes, hurricanes, wildfires, etc.), bomb threats, and dangerous intruders. Ask your child’s teacher or school administrator for details about their plan, and seek clarifications if you do not fully understand components of the plan.

Topics: Systems Building, Best Practices, Parenting, Health & Safety

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Record-Breaking Start for 2017 Tornadoes: Prepare Your Child Care Program

By Holly Nett on May 18, 2017

Topics: Systems Building, Best Practices, Health & Safety

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Parents: Is Your Child Care Program Prepared?

By Holly Nett on March 28, 2017

Placing your child in another person’s care can be a difficult and emotional decision. When looking for a child care program, your most important consideration is the safety and well-being of your child. Knowing your child will be cared for in a healthy and secure environment that has appropriate safety measures in place is a top priority. Before making a decision about a child care provider, visit several programs and ask questions, including those related to emergency plans.

Topics: Best Practices, Health & Safety

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September is National Preparedness Month

By Holly Nett on September 02, 2016

Topics: Systems Building, Best Practices, Health & Safety

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Celebrating 26 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

By Holly Nett on July 26, 2016

July 26, 2016 marks the 26th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which was signed by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990. 

Topics: Systems Building, Health & Safety

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