Preparing for Disaster: What Every Early Childhood Director Needs to Know

Preparing for Disaster: What Every Early Childhood Director Needs to Know

by Cathy Grace

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Without warning, a catastrophic event can destroy an early childhood program. Based on Cathy Grace and Elizabeth Shores’ experiences working in Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina, Preparing for Disaster explains the steps directors can take to insure the safety of their program and the children they care for. 

With forms, worksheets, staff-training workshops, and task lists, as well as helpful guidelines and insights, this groundbreaking guide is filled with practical advice for every program director:
• Create a Disaster Readiness Master Plan—and implement it.
• Train teachers and administrators how to react in a catastrophic event.
• Educate parents about your disaster plan to reduce panic.
• Learn to create planned evacuation routes and how to notify local emergency management agencies of your plans.
• Complete insurance, inventory, records back-up, and rental agreement forms. 

Preparing for Disaster  provides practical advice and information to prepare for and respond to universal disasters like fires and epidemics and regional disasters such as tornadoes and earthquakes. Protect your program before disaster strikes.

Preparing for Disaster is the companion book to After the Crisis: Using Storybooks to Help Children Cope.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780876596258
Publisher: Gryphon House Inc.
Publication date: 05/01/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 112
File size: 4 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Cathy Grace has served as the early childhood coordinator at the Mississippi Department of Education and assisted school districts in the implementation of public kindergarten throughout the state. Working with the Department of Human Services, Cathy coordinated the development of a family support/family preservation program that is now a statewide model. Cathy has served as President of the Mississippi Early Childhood Association, has served on the nomination panel for the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and represents Mississippi on the Human Resources Committee of the Southern Regional Education Board. She also received the Outstanding Member of the Early Childhood Association in 2000.

Cathy Grace has also held the title of Executive Director of the Southern Early Childhood Association (SECA), which gave her an opportunity to assist in the professional development of early childhood educators across the Southern United States. She has spoken to groups across the country on behalf of children and families.

Cathy Grace lives in Tupelo, Mississippi.


Directors, administrators, teachers, and caregivers of children ages 3-6

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