Mitigating the Impact of a Disaster in Early Childhood Education Programs

Presented by: Dr. Cathy Grace, Co-Director, The Graduate Center for the Study of Early Learning at the University of Mississippi
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September is recognized as National Preparedness Month (NPM). In this edWebinar, Dr. Cathy Grace highlighted basic elements of a comprehensive plan for early care and education programs that will mitigate the impact of any disastrous event. Learn from Dr. Grace’s first-hand experience in the recovery of the early childhood centers along the Mississippi Gulf Coast following Hurricane Katrina.

Dr. Grace shared:

  • An examination of the types of preparedness plans to address weather-related or man-made disasters
  • A review of the elements of a comprehensive plan, based on the type and size of child care programs, number of staff, and location (rural, urban or suburban)
  • Strategies and tips to prepare staff to implement the plan

Learn how to better prepare your early learning program to mitigate the impact of any disastrous event.