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A Writer's Den: National Preparedness Month 2010: Is Your Child's Preschool Prepared?

Friday, September 03, 2010

National Preparedness Month 2010: Is Your Child's Preschool Prepared?



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“Knowing how to respond quickly and efficiently in a crisis is critical to ensuring the safety of our schools and students. The midst of a crisis is not the time to start figuring out who ought to do what. At that moment, everyone involved – from top to bottom – should know the drill and know each other.” Margaret Spellings

September marks the seventh annual National Preparedness Month (“NPM”), a nationwide effort encouraging individuals, families, businesses and communities to work together and take action to prepare for emergencies. Preschoolers are also starting off their new school year, and although disasters rarely occur at childcare centers, NPM is a great time for parents to review their childcare program’s emergency management plan.

There are four phases of effective crisis management: READ FULL ARTICLE: National Preparedness Month 2010: Is Your Child's Preschool Prepared?

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