Preparing for Disaster: What Every Early Childhood Director Needs to Know

Preparing for Disaster: What Every Early Childhood Director Needs to Know

by Cathy Grace, Elizabeth Shores
     
 

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Without warning, a catastrophic event can destroy an early childhood program. Based on Cathy Grace and Elizabeth Shores’ experiences working in Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina, Preparing for Disaster explains the steps directors can take to insure the safety of their program and the children they care for.

With forms, worksheets, staff-training

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Overview

Without warning, a catastrophic event can destroy an early childhood program. Based on Cathy Grace and Elizabeth Shores’ experiences working in Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina, Preparing for Disaster explains the steps directors can take to insure the safety of their program and the children they care for.

With forms, worksheets, staff-training workshops, and task lists, as well as helpful guidelines and insights, this groundbreaking guide is filled with practical advice for every program director:

·    Create a Disaster Readiness Master Plan—and implement it.
·    Train teachers and administrators how to react in a catastrophic event.
·    Educate parents about your disaster plan to reduce panic.
·    Learn to create planned evacuation routes and how to notify local emergency management agencies of your plans.
·    Complete insurance, inventory, records back-up, and rental agreement forms.

Preparing for Disaster provides practical advice and information to prepare for and respond to universal disasters like fires and epidemics and regional disasters such as tornadoes and earthquakes. Protect your program before disaster strikes.

Preparing for Disaster is the companion book to After the Crisis: Using Storybooks to Help Children Cope.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780876590997
Publisher:
Gryphon House Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/2010
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author


Cathy Grace has served as the early childhood coordinator at the Mississippi Department of Education and assisted school districts in the implementation of public kindergarten throughout the state. Working with the Department of Human Services, Cathy coordinated the development of a family support/family preservation program that is now a statewide model. She lives in Tupelo, Mississippi. Elizabeth F. Shores, M.A.P.H., is the associate director for research, communications, and national initiatives of the Early Childhood Institute at Mississippi State University. She has published articles on the early history of developmental disabilities services in Arkansas, mongraphs on K-12 reform and child welfare reform in Arkansas, and social studies curricula. She lives in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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