Health and Safety
There are some situations that no educational professional ever wants to think about—fire, flood, epidemics, earthquakes, or active shooters. Yet as we have learned with recent events, sometimes these emergency situations can strike when we are not expecting them.
Andrew Roszak, JD, MPA, EMT-P, author of the Preparing for the Unexpected Series including and Preschool Preparedness for an Active Shooter , shares three tips to prepare preschools for emergencies so that we can reduce the likelihood or impact of these risks. Preschool Preparedness for an Emergency Read More
As schools and childcare centers reopen after a very chaotic and difficult 19 months of the Covid-19 Pandemic, administrators and educators must still be prepared for the possibility of emergencies like fires, storms, flooding, and even active shooters. For National Preparedness Month, we have curated this list of resources for emergency preparedness and crisis management in an early childhood setting to help empower staff, develop emergency action plans, and reduce potential damage and harm.
Top members of the Institute for Childhood Preparedness, including Andrew Roszak, JD, MPA, EMT-P, author of the Preparing for the Unexpected series, share tips to keep your program safe during this time of uncertainty.
Learn 10 key health and safety tips from the experts to take emergency preparedness seriously as you combat COVID-19 and other threats.
Early childhood expert and author, Angela Searcy, EdD, shares tips to maintain classroom connections and comfort without sacrificing social-emotional learning—all while keeping educators and the children they serve healthy and safe in accordance to CDC guidelines. Learn more from Kaplan Early Learning Company.
Compassion and empathy are ways of expressing love. They’re also very important social-emotional skills that help children communicate, relate to other people, and solve conflicts effectively.
Talk and Work It Out
Gryphon House partners with the preparedness experts at the Institute for Childhood Preparedness to offer a COVID-19 webinar, with tips and strategies to manage your childcare center during the COVID-19 crisis. This webinar is designed to help cut through the noise and provide you with the essential information you need as an early childhood professional. Gryphon House author, Andrew Roszak, provides the latest updates and information designed to help keep you safe.
Preschool Preparedness for an Emergency
Health and safety topics range from eating right and exercising to coping with natural disasters and other environmental or community traumas that affect young children. Armed with these resources, infant, toddler, and preschool teachers will be able to lead children in their care toward healthy outcomes.