Office of Child Care Emergency Response Resources

A primary goal of the Office of Child Care (OCC) is to help ensure early childhood programs support children's healthy growth and development. This goal becomes especially important in the event of a major disaster or emergency, as children are among our most vulnerable populations. Child care can be a critical human service needed to help protect the safety of children and support the stabilization of families after a disaster. Child care prevents children from being left alone or in unsafe environments and can help expedite recovery efforts by ensuring that children are safe while parents visit damaged property, access public benefits, and make other efforts to rebuild their lives.

Visit the Office of Child Care’s full Emergency Preparedness Resources for Grantees and Child Care Providers (EPRR) page for more resources.