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Disaster Day Care Guide

Florida Department of Health in Hernando County

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Guides for Child Care Providers 

EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION CENTERS: Because a disaster can affect hundreds, if not thousands, of Floridians and have a great and lasting impact on children physically and mentally, the Florida Department of Health in Hernando County has developed a Disaster Day Care Guide as a toolkit for owners and operators of day care centers which can be used to access, improve and practice disasters preparedness and daily safety at their facility. Utilize this Disaster Day Care Guide Care Guide Fillable Tool to create an action plan today.


TEACHERS AND EDUCATORS: The state of Florida has created kid-friendly teaching tools that are available at FEMA.  They have produced grade-appropriate emergency preparedness curriculum called Ready Kids to be taught in schools and is available at These trainings were prepared for educators to share directly with students to bolster student safety and emergency and disaster preparedness efforts.


SCHOOL PREPAREDNESS: The Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Preparedness and Response has just released a brochure to help schools build and improve their school safety and preparedness plans.  The brochure is aimed toward school administrators and school safety/preparedness officers, and directs readers to state and federally approved safety curriculums for various grades.  School Preparedness Brochure.