Statewide Disaster Plan and Emergency Preparedness for Early Care and Education

Investigator: Abbey Alkon, RN, PhD, FAAN
Sponsor: California Department of Education

Location(s): United States


This project aims to minimize potential injury, loss, destruction, and disruption for children and families in the event of a disaster by writing a California Statewide Disaster and Emergency Plan for early care and education (ECE). The state disaster plan will coordinate emergency planning and ECE response activities with key state agencies and existing emergency operations. In addition, the project will provide guidance for ECE to develop custom emergency preparedness plans based on individual program needs and local resources.