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.
The U.S. Repatriation Program was established in 1935 under Section 1113 of the Social Security Act to provide temporary assistance to private U.S. citizens and their dependents identified by the Department of State (DOS) as having returned from a foreign country to the United States because of destitution, illness, war, threat of war, or a similar crisis, and are without available resources.