CO study to examine childcare disaster preparedness

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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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