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Virtual Child Care Emergency Preparedness Training-of-Trainers Opportunity

June 14, 2022

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Some fascinating statistics were shared during a recent webinar, sponsored by one of CCAoA’s partners, Center for Disaster Philanthropy.     

  • More than 40% of Americans live in a county/parish/tribal land struck by a climate disaster in 2021.   
  • During 2020 and 2021 alone, we averaged a new, major disaster response every week and a half.   
  • The United States has experienced more climate disasters over the past two decades than any other nation, and nearly 8 million people have been displaced by disasters since 2010.   

With this kind of reach, natural disasters and other emergencies are bound to happen when children are in child care. Estimates indicate that as of 2019, 12.5 million children under the age of 6 spent some time in a nonparental care arrangement on a weekly basis.   

What can organizations, such as CCR&Rs, do to ensure that child care providers are able to keep children safe and parents informed when disasters strike?  One strategy is to offer training, technical assistance, and resources focused on child care emergency preparedness which can offer helpful tools to child care providers to help them understand how to best prepare in advance of an emergency or disaster. Child Care Aware® of America is offering a two-day training-of-trainers opportunity for individuals who train child care providers on October 25-26, 2022.     

Child Care Emergency Preparedness Training-of-Trainers 

Child Care Aware® of America offers training professionals and CCR&R staff the insights, strategies, and resources they need to help providers mitigate threats, reduce emotional stress, and protect the children in their care.  

Past Participant Testimonial: “I can use the information and materials to train child care providers or help them with formulating or refining their emergency plan.  I can also apply this information for emergency planning for my own family.” 

During this training-of-trainer course, participants will: 

  • Observe the presenters deliver the training while learning strategies, activities, and techniques to successfully deliver the training independently. 
  • Receive access to PowerPoint slide decks, trainer guide, participant workbook, and other materials that will support child care emergency preparedness training.   

Click here for October 25-26 registration details.  

Topics: emergency preparedness

Holly Nett

Written by 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.