BLOCKS – Emergency Management, Childcare and the community – Washington

  • BLOCKS – Emergency Management, Childcare and the community – Washington

  • Debbie

    March 29, 2020 at 2:43 am

    BLOCKS – Building Links between Offices of Emergency Management, Childcare and the community for Kids Safety

    BLOCKS is a 501(c)(3).

    Our Mission: to keep children safe by preparing childcare programs and individuals

    to face and recover from a disaster.

    What We Do:

    We provide a variety of programs designed to meet our goal of keeping children safe. Some of the things we do include…

    National Childcare Disaster Readiness Certification

    Our National Childcare Disaster Readiness Certification program incorporates state childcare disaster preparedness requirements, the recommendations of the 2010 National Commission on Children and Disaster, and the requirements of the Childcare Development and Block Grant Act of 2014. We will work with you to help you be better prepared. LEARN MORE HERE

    Campaign Early Prepare (Earthquake Training for Children)

    We provide earthquake safety training to childcare programs (at your childcare location) through story, song, and earthquake drill practice. We provide an earthquake training storybook (Tummy Rumble Quake) for all childcare that participate. LEARN MORE HERE

    I’m Ready So’s Teddy (Disaster Preparedness Campaign)

    We provide disaster preparedness workshops for children and parents and teach children what to do “just in case.” Children have fun designing their own individually stenciled ‘ready bag’ pillowcase to take home and learn a little bit about what to do to be better prepared. LEARN MORE HERE

    Childcare Provider Training (Scare-D Cat or Prepare-D Cat)

    We provide emergency preparedness training to childcare providers, nannies, or babysitters that want to be prepared. Our Scare-D Cat or Prepare-D Cat train helps “operationalize” emergency operations plans and teach providers how to be ready. Click the “learn more here” button to learn more about this or other trainings we offer. LEARN MORE HERE

    Connecting Emergency Management and Childcare

    We help bridge the gap between emergency management and childcare by providing resources that integrate options that merge both ‘cultures.’ Some of the items we provide include:

    · EOPS

    · Fact Sheets

    · Resources and Materials LEARN MORE HERE

    Public Awareness Campaigns and Business/Emergency Community Engagement

    We speak directly to emergency managers and business continuity providers about the importance of planning for childcare preparation and recovery in their own plans. We also attend various community preparedness and awareness events to help advocate for childcare readiness and let parents know how they can work with childcare to better prepare them. Click below for more information on the events we attend, or how to engage us for your event. LEARN MORE HERE

    Contact us for more information:

    Heather L. Beal, Ph.D, CEM

    Train 4 Safety Press


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