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Emergency Preparedness in Child Care

2 Clock Hours / 0.2 CEUs

Child Abuse Online Training Course

Emergency Preparedness in Child Care Course Description: 

Written for all child care settings, this course provides information and resources to effectively plan for emergency situations including medical crises, natural disasters, and threats of violence. Topics include risk assessment, developing written plans, preparing first aid and emergency supply kits, communicating with families, and meeting children’s needs during emergencies. See the course topics listed below for more information on what is covered.

Learning Outcomes: After completing Emergency Preparedness in Child Care you will be able to explain why it is important to plan for and practice what to do in case of an emergency in your early childhood program; describe components of an appropriate emergency preparation and response plan; list items you should include in emergency supply kits; and identify appropriate measures to take during an emergency.

Course Formats
Course IDCourse FormatCourse LanguageClock HoursIACET CEUsQuantityTuition 
EMP-13N9 CourseBook English20.2 $18.00
EMP-23N9 Online Course English20.2 $18.00

Please note: You need only ONE of the formats listed above. Choose either CourseBook OR Online Course format.

Attention Maryland Students: This course does not meet Maryland's Emergency Preparedness training requirement.

Attention Nevada Students: This course, Emergency Preparedness in Child Care, is not approved for annual clock hours or to meet the Nevada requirement for training in emergency preparedness.

Attention North Carolina Students: This course does not meet North Carolina's Emergency Preparedness and Response in Child Care training requirement.

Attention Vermont Students: This course, Emergency Preparedness in Child Care, satisfies your emergency preparedness training requirement.

Topics Covered in Emergency Preparedness In Child Care:

  • Types of different emergency situations
  • Examples of mitigation procedures to lessen the impact of disasters
  • The importance of having written documentation of emergency plans
  • Subjects and areas to address in written emergency plans
  • Emergency contact information to maintain and post
  • Methods of communication to use during emergencies
  • Technology and apps to inform people of potential hazards
  • The need for CPR and first aid training and certification
  • Recommended items for first aid and emergency supply kits
  • When and how to use a fire extinguisher
  • Assessing children’s injuries or illness when deciding to call for emergency help
  • Responding to an outbreak of infectious disease
  • Responding to a missing or abducted child
  • Planning procedures for evacuations and relocations
  • Tips for getting out safely from a burning building
  • Recommended shelter-in-place and lockdown procedures
  • Addressing the needs of very young children and children with special needs
  • The importance of holding drills and practicing emergency response procedures

Prerequisites: Must be able to fluently read and write English.

Instructional methodology: Read written material; view videos; listen to audio segments.

Assessment methods: Multiple choice quiz and written assignments.

Course completion deadline: This training expires 12 months from the date of purchase. Courses must be successfully completed by their expiration date in order for the student to receive a certificate.
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Care Courses currently offers over 60 professional development courses and one non-credit training tutorial on the CDA process. All courses offer clock hours and an official online certificate of completion. The free CDA tutorial does not offer clock hours or a certificate.

Care Courses' course tuition entitles one person to receive the clock hours granted by a course upon successful completion.  Bundle pricing covers tuition for all the courses included in a bundle.

To receive the CEUs and Clock Hours for a course, you must adhere to and sign our honor code, follow directions on written assignments and show comprehension of the course content. You must make 70% or better on all course quizzes. Less than 70% will result in trainer review and evaluation. If review indicates the need for discussion, you will be informed that you must speak with a trainer. You will be given a second chance to make 70% or better. Should you fail to do so, you will receive a letter indicating that you did not pass the course and may not retake the course for 12 months.

Clock hours and CEUs are documented on official Care Courses certificates of completion which are accessed in the My Courses area of your account.

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