Emergency Preparedness

Child Care Aware of Minnesota is here to help strengthen emergency preparedness efforts for children, parents, and child care providers, and enhance coordination with first responder and disaster response organizations.  Click HERE to find out more and obtain resources.  


Requirements for Child Care Providers

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) requires all Minnesota licensed child care programs to complete a Child Care Emergency Plan. Find out more using these resources:

Required Child Care Emergency Preparedness Plan 

Keeping Kids Safe: Child Care Provider Emergency Planning Guide

Minnesota's State Child Care Emergency Plan


Additional Resources

Child Care Aware of America Emergency Preparedness


Reducing the Financail Toll of Emergencies

How Insurance Protects You in an Emergency

Child Care Aware of America Emergency Supply Kit


short-term Emergency Provider Backup List

Do you typically run a smaller child care program:  less than 7 or 8 children or below  licensed capacity? 

Are you willing to help out a neighboring child care provider in an emergency situation and care for one, two, or more children in your program, for a short period of time?

Milestones is in the process of creating a database of licensed child care providers who would be able and willing to help out others in an emergency situation.

Click HERE to find out more about how you can help!


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Waite Park, MN 56387
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