Jillian Ritter

Jillian Ritter
Jillian Ritter serves as a Data Analyst for Child Care Aware® of America and a member of its Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery team. Her professional service includes more than 20 years in the early childhood care and education field in a variety of roles. She has a Master’s Degree in Youth Development and a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development.

Recent Posts

Involving Children in Child Care Emergency Preparedness

By Jillian Ritter on November 04, 2021

Topics: Parenting, emergency preparedness

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Introducing: The Child Care Emergency Planning Video Series

By Jillian Ritter on March 01, 2021

Ensuring children’s health and safety in child care is the top concern for any child care program, and child care emergency preparedness is vital to meeting this need. One way providers can strengthen safety practices in a child care program is to have a written emergency plan. 

 

Child care providers run an evacuation drill with infants in 2019.

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

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Partnering with Families for Child Care Emergency Preparedness

By Jillian Ritter on February 02, 2021

Families put a lot of trust in child care providers every day. Part of that trust is knowing that children will be safe and cared for in any situation, including during and after an emergency. Child care providers who plan ahead are better-prepared and will know what to do to respond to an emergency and keep the children in their care safe. By planning and preparing in advance, they are also able to recover faster after an emergency.  

Topics: Business Operations for CCR&Rs, Best Practices, Parenting, Health & Safety

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La calidad del aire exterior y el cuidado infantil

By Jillian Ritter on January 21, 2021

Topics: En español

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Resolve to Be Ready in 2021

By Jillian Ritter on January 05, 2021

 

The new year is a great time to reassess and ramp up your child care program’s emergency preparedness plans. Ready.gov encourages families to Resolve to Be Ready and we would like to help child care programs be ready in 2021 as well.

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

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Business Continuity Planning for Child Care

By Jillian Ritter on December 01, 2020

Business Continuity 

Business continuity, sometimes referred to as continuity of operations planning (COOP), involves being able to resume normal operations after a disruptive incident, such as an emergency or natural disaster.  

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

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