To raise awareness around the importance of emergency preparedness, we work with regional resource and referral agencies to provide emergency preparedness trainings, resources, and tools for child care providers.

Partnership with Child Care Aware of America

Minnesota was one of three states selected to receive a Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies as Resilience Hubs grant from Child Care Aware® of America as part of a pilot project to support emergency preparedness efforts.

The pilot project also coincides with efforts at the state level to create a child care emergency plan. The new plan will address administering temporary child care services during and after a disaster, and temporary operating, health, safety, and licensing standards.

Three pilot project objectives:

  • Increase preparedness awareness, training, and resources for Child Care Aware agencies
  • Increase preparedness awareness, training, and resources for child care providers
  • Build and strengthen relationships with community preparedness organizations

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 the following resources:

Training Opportunities

Child Care Aware of Minnesota offers a training, entitled Child Care Emergencies: Be Prepared, to help programs increase their knowledge of emergency preparedness and write an emergency plan.

This training will help you:

  • Identify the risks and hazards that may affect your child care program
  • Examine the nine national best practices for creating strong emergency plans to protect the children in your care
  • Create a written emergency plan specific for your program and an action plan for communicating and maintaining your emergency plan

To find available trainings, search for “Child Care Emergencies” in Develop, Minnesota’s Quality Improvement and Registry Tool, or locate a training below.


Child Care Emergencies: Taking a Look (2 hours)

City Start Date Registration Deadline Event ID
Lino Lakes 3/27/19 3/20/19 287846


Child Care Emergencies: Be Prepared (6 hours)

City Start Date Registration Deadline Event ID
Eagan 2/13/19 2/6/19 287842
St. Paul 2/16/19 1/30/19 287918