Children are some of the most vulnerable populations in disaster and emergency situations. To protect them, child care agencies must go beyond “having a disaster plan” and develop specific capabilities to take protective actions before, during and after a disaster happens.
PCG Human Services experience, expertise, and structured planning framework provide state-of-the-art yet cost- effective emergency preparedness planning and capability development to allow child care agencies to take effective action to protect children in their care from disaster situations, including the ability to:
PCG Human Services emergency preparedness plans integrate federal guidelines and national best practices that cover all hazards, including weather emergencies, natural disasters, fire, smoke, bomb threats, hazardous material, terrorism incident, intruder, active shooter, and other potentially violent situations. The plans are coordinated with local first responders and delineate specific, detailed responses for each emergency situation, including evacuation, shelter in place, and lockdown procedures. PCG Human Services GIS capable Child Care Registry provides critical information to first responders and child care agencies on child care facilities within an emergency zone.
With more than two decades of experience in child care consulting, PCG Human Services understands the unique needs of these services providers. We are a national leader in providing child care fiscal, regulatory, programmatic, and operational advice and assistance. PCG Human Services Homeland Security/ Emergency Preparedness team has facilitated emergency preparedness forums; conducted table-top and full-scale exercises involving hundreds of first-responders; and performed assessment of emergency plans, information flow, and overall preparedness for public health, public safety, emergency management and other state and local government agencies.