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For ACF-supported human services programs that serve children, youth, and families, news reports about the outbreak of measles cases in a number of states may be especially concerning. Staff may have questions about what they can do to help prevent the spread of measles, and how to provide accurate information to parents.

Se cree que el virus del Zika se transmite a las personas mediante la picadura de mosquitos, aunque también ha habido evidencia de la transmisión por vía sexual. La enfermedad es normalmente leve con síntomas que duran desde varios días hasta una semana. Alrededor de 1 de cada 5 personas infectadas con el virus del Zika desarrolla síntomas. La hospitalización no es común. Ha habido brotes del virus del Zika en Brasil, México, varios países de Centroamérica y Sudamérica, en algunas islas del Caribe, como Puerto Rico e incluso ha habido algunos casos recientes en EE.UU.

What parents need to know about Zika.

 

Early Childhood Disaster-Related Resources for Early Childhood Education Providers

Natural and manmade disasters can happen anywhere and at any time. Emergency preparedness at work, at home, and in the community is everyone's responsibility.

Millions of young children are in early childhood centers or homes on a daily basis. Making sure you are ready to keep yourself and the children in your care safe when a disaster strikes is of upmost importance. As a trusted and loved figure in children’s lives, you are also on the front lines of helping children recover and heal after disasters.

These resources can help you and your program with disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.