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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

  1. Stay calm
  2. Call 911
  3. Evacuate everyone to a safe place
  4. Speed is more important than stuff!
  1. Stay calm
  2. DROP to the ground (before the earthquake drops you!)
  3. Take COVER by getting under a sturdy desk or table.
  4. HOLD ON to it until the shaking stops.
  1. Stay calm
  2. Move everyone to higher ground
  3. Call 911

Tip of the Month


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 Check

Make 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
                        • Blankets
                        • 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.