CO study to examine childcare disaster preparedness

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

A new study begs the question: how prepared are Colorado childcare centers in case of a disaster?

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded Colorado a $30,000 grant to perform the statewide study, led by researchers at the Center for Disaster and Risk Analysis at Colorado State University, according to a FEMA release.

In an online survey, more than 4,000 licensed childcare centers and licensed homecare providers will be asked about the preparedness of their providers. State regulations will also be examined.

The study should take about two years, and at the end, researchers will hold a workshop that will recommend best practices to childcare providers.

The study was ordered just ahead of National Preparedness Month in September.

Know more about how to prepare for disasters at the Ready website.


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  • by Disgusted Location: Ritterville on Aug 28, 2012 at 10:17 AM
    Translation: FEMA researches if it will be necessary to have separate re-education camps for the children.
  • by Duh on Aug 28, 2012 at 07:46 AM
    Another scam... your tax money is paid to "academics" for a "study" which will require more bureaucracy. (Compliments of the bureaucrats who paid your money for the study.) Watch for this cycle, you'll see the same trick played over and over and over.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 28, 2012 at 07:19 AM
    It is not the job of daycare to prepare for emergency childcare. It is parent’s responsibility to get to their children, and the duty of the police to get out of the way of the parents.
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