in an emergency, call 911 immediately
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: 1-800-232-4636
YMCA CRS: 1-800-481-2151
quick Emergency tips
ready for a disaster?Here is an emergency preparedness plan.
Fill out this form, print and display at your child care center for parents and staff to read.
For a Quick CheckMake sure you have this:
- An evacuation site
- A route to the site
- An out-of-state contact for parents to call in case they can't get to you
- A safety kit including:
- Three days of food and water for everyone
- Medical records and contact info for every kid
- A first aid kit
- A flashlight
Disaster preparedness committee
Who We Are:
The Disaster Preparedness Committee is a group of community partners dedicated to helping child care programs get ready and stay ready in the event of an emergency or disaster.
Emergency Preparedness Tips:
Every month, we send out safety tips to childcare providers to make sure you have the information you need to stay safe in an emergency.
We cover topics ranging from natural disasters like tsunamis and wildfires to car-seats, cribs, and CPR.
To make sure you can get ready and stay ready, check out our archives.
If you want to receive these calls, or if you have any questions, call us at 1-800-481-2151.
More about EV-D68
San Diego Children Among First Four Cases in California - from Rady's Children's Hospital
What is Enterovirus D68? - from CDC
Download a flyer HERE to post at child care sites to remind staff and parents on how to prevent the spread of EVD68.
Check out this link for a Wildfire Safety Web site by Ready.gov.
Click the image below for a digital copy of the Child Care Disaster Plan and Guide.
Visit the Community Care Licensing Web site for more information on specific regulations according to your child care program.
- Great California Shakeout - Register to participate in the largest earthquake drill.
Get information specifically for Child Care Providers.
- Shots for School -
Find all the info you need to know about immunizations required for school entry in California.
- Personal Belief Exemption Information and Resources Form - example of the form required according to the new law.
- EPA Children’s Environmental Healthy - This one-stop EPA site provides information about drinking water quality in schools and child care facilities.
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the National Institution of Environmental Health Sciences -
Questions and answers about Bisphenol A (BPA).