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; identify appropriate safety measures to take during an emergency.
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, does satisfy the emergency preparedness training requirement.
Topics Covered in Emergency Preparedness In Child Care:
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.