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OCFS encourages child care providers and families to participate in National Preparedness Month Activities

Each year, September is recognized as National Preparedness Month. Here are some resources to help you improve preparedness for your program and the families you serve. Additional resources can be found on the Info for Providers page of our website.

Planning resources for child care programs and families

New York State Aware Prepare

Resources for discussing preparedness with children

National Preparedness Month resources

Prepare Now/Learn How

Free notification systems

Free 2 hour on-line training on safety and security procedures

Your commitment to promoting the health and safety of children in your care is critically important. We hope that these resources are useful to you as you think about the preparedness of your program. If you have questions about the regulatory requirements or need assistance in updating your emergency plan, contact your licensor/registrar.