Applicable to all childcare settings, this emergency preparedness training course provides information and resources to effectively plan for emergency situations including medical crises, natural disasters, and threats of violence. This course covers risk assessment, developing written plans, preparing first aid and emergency supply kits, communicating with families, and meeting children’s needs during emergencies.
See the learning outcomes and topics below for more information on what is covered in this course.
This course is offered in both our coursebook (with required online component/testing) and our fully online format. The online format of this course includes audio narration in most course sections.
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This course is accepted for annual state training requirements in most states (including Vermont's emergency preparedness training requirement) and for the CDA and for CDA renewal training requirements.
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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 safety measures to take during an emergency.
Must be able to fluently read and write English.
Read written material, view videos, listen to audio segments.
Multiple choice quiz and written assignments.
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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 50 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.
Please note: All course and certificate dates and times are on Eastern Time.