National Preparedness Month

Ensuring you, your loved ones, and your little ones are prepared for any and all emergencies is of paramount importance. September is National Preparedness Month and CCAoA is encouraging parents, child care providers and child care resource and referral staff to take the Preparedness Pledge!

What is the Preparedness Pledge?

By signing up for the preparedness pledge you will receive a task each week of September. These tasks are designed to help you be more prepared. Tag us on Facebook  Instagram or Twitter as you are completing the task to be entered into our raffle. Each week we will pick two winners and they will receive a preparedness related item!

Sign up for the pledge below!

Sample Tasks

Our task will not only offer you valuable tips on preparedness but they will also ask you to take action in your own lives! Tasks may include:

  • Teaching children their addresses and important phone numbers
  • Preparing your home for flooding
  • Write an emergency preparedness plan for your business or home

Preparedness Tips and Resources

For more information, valuable tips and resources on emergency preparedness, visit us at

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Blog Posts

Riding Out the Storm

My home had also served as my family child care business. I cried while watching boxes of dolls, ponies, and books—everything from my child care center—get thrown away. Friends emptied the toy rooms, carried everything outside, and separated items into savable or throw away piles.

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Where in the World? Visualizing Data through Mapping

Where are child care programs located? How many children attend child care programs? Where can I find child care after 8 p.m.? Answering these questions is important as parents attempt to navigate the when, where, how and who of securing quality, affordable child care. Read More





Are Family Child Care Businesses Adequately Prepared for the Impact of a Disaster?

A new resource, How Insurance Protects You in an Emergency, is now available for wide distribution to family child care providers to help them understand how to take a proactive approach in ensuring that their insurance policies will provide adequate coverage in the event of a disaster, such as that experienced by Christine in Minnesota.
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Child Care Aware of America

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