Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery

It's critical that child care providers be prepared for emergencies and disasters.

Licensing rules require each child care provider have a written Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Planopens in a new tab and to follow that plan in the event of an emergency or disaster.


Information about emergency plans, emergency supply kits, potential disasters, and how to get involved in Utah's preparedness efforts can be found at Be Ready Utahopens in a new tab.

Another resource is the video Children First: What To Do When Disaster Strikesopens in a new tab. It was made by Save the Children, a Disasters Working Group from the Children's Hospital in Los Angeles and is an overview of the responsibilities of child care providers when planning and preparing for disasters.

The Head Start Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center has an Emergency Preparedness Manual for Early Childhood Programsopens in a new tab, which has chapters on preparedness, response, and recovery.