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Home Child Care Provider Crisis/Disaster Response Handbook


The purpose of this handbook is to give family home child care providers step-by-step procedures on how to respond to disaster/crisis situations during the first 30 minutes. Following the listed instructions in sequential order will help to prioritize notification of emergency response personnel and to limit escalation and injury during the initial impact of the situation.

The handbook includes suggested responses for a range of incidents from bomb threats to floods, as well as focusing on methods of response such as building/site evacuations to shelter in place procedures.

The appendix also contains samples of various forms (incident reports) or communications (letters to parents).

This 38-page document is in PDF format. Some identifying information is in the document but it could be modified to fit another jurisdiction's specific characteristics.

Primary Toolkit:

EQUIPh Toolkit

Secondary Toolkits:

APC Toolkit

Keyword Area:

All-Hazards, Mental Health, Natural Disaster


Institutional Author:

Snohomish Health District (WA) Partners in Child Care Program





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