Announcing the California Child Care Disaster Plan

Planning for emergencies and disasters builds community and family resilience, supports optimal child development, and promotes healthy and safe child care before an emergency happens. The California Child Care Disaster Plan is an Annex to the State of California Emergency Plan. It provides guidance for communication and coordination of key state agencies in the event of a disaster that affects the child care infrastructure. How to Plan for Emergencies and Disasters is a step-by-step guide with resources and information to support child care providers, children in their care, and their families before, during, and after a disaster or emergency. The Emergency Plan Library is a collection of forms, checklists, handouts, and other disaster planning tools. These materials can be downloaded for free and are available in English and Spanish. The guide can be accessed at: http://cchp.ucsf.edu/content/disaster-preparedness