Emergency preparedness

Toddler taking care giver's temperature

Early care and education (ECE) providers are a key part of the infrastructure in any community, whether in a childcare center, family home, or individual care. By caring for children, ECE providers help support parents who are working to provide for their family. Emergencies and disasters can happen any time. Taking steps early can help protect the students in ECE programs. ECE providers can play a role by planning and preparing for emergencies, protecting young children by caring for them during emergencies, and by helping children cope and recover after an emergency.

Learn about CDC resources to prepare for emergencies and care for children in disasters.