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Can You Recommend Resources To Help With Disaster Preparedness and Planning For Early Childhood Settings?

Charlotte Hendricks, PhD

February 15, 2023

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Can you recommend resources to help with disaster preparedness and planning for early childhood settings?

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Two books that can be very helpful in preparing for disasters in early childhood settings include Disaster Planning and Preparedness in Early Childhood and School-Age Care Settings, by Charlotte Hendricks and Michele Pettibone, and Medical Emergencies in Early Childhood and School-Age Settings, by Charlotte Hendricks. In addition, the Emergency Preparedness Manual from Head Start/ECLKC is full of information, self-assessment questionnaires, checklists, and other resources. The Caring for Our Children National Health and Safety Performance Standards Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs is another wonderful resource.

This Ask the Expert is an edited excerpt from the course Evacuation in ECE Settings: Everyone Out!, presented by Charlotte Hendricks, PhD.


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Charlotte Hendricks, PhD

Dr. Charlotte Hendricks has promoted health education for young children, families, and teachers for over 30 years and pioneered curriculum development and evaluation for preschool health education. Nationally recognized as a leader in her field, her career has spanned public health, higher education, Head Start, and research. She often presents to early childhood programs and at state and national conferences, delivering high energy presentations to illustrate practical and cost-effective approaches to best practice, national standards, and issues facing today’s early childhood staff and families.

Charlotte served as Editor for Healthy CHILDCare magazine for 16 years and has published extensively, including HIP on Health®: Health Information for Caregivers and Families and Growing, Growing Strong: A Whole Health Curriculum for Young Children. Her latest book, Redleaf Quick Guide to Disaster Planning and Preparedness in Early Childhood and Schoolage Care Settings, exemplifies her ability to present essential information in an easy-to-follow format.


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