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Practicing For An Emergency. Are There Holes In Your Plans?

We are advocates of best practices for child care providers – and that includes helping our child care providers get information and resources that will be beneficial.  Disaster Planning is part of the conversation today.  The weather and life-changing events that are taking place in the world make planning for emergencies a must.

Child Care Disaster Planning Guide for San DiegoSan Diego Childcare Provider Disaster Plan and Guide


Ready...Set...Prepare FEMA Disaster Preparedness Activity BookFEMA children’s disaster preparedness handbook

To find out more about this publication, you can send an email to: or call 1-800-480-2520.

Other sites for information:
FEMA for Kids 
Are You Ready?  www.fema/gov/areyouready 
American Red Cross

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USDA Team Nutrition logo

As a child care provider, you play a key role in children’s lives. By working with children each day, you help them learn and grow. By serving them nutritious meals and snacks, you help children get the nourishment and energy they need to learn and grow – and be healthy. That makes your job very important.

Research has shown that there are crucial relationships between nutrition and health, and nutrition and learning. You are in a special position to show children what it means to eat for good health, including how important it is to eat a variety of foods.

More children are in child care today than ever before. Some spend more time in child care than they do at home. The meals and snacks served in your center or child care home, through USDA’s Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) are an important part of providing proper care. Team Nutrition is pleased to support your efforts in providing nutritious, appealing meals for the children you serve.

USDA’s Team Nutrition is an integrated, behavior based, comprehensive plan for promoting the nutritional health of the Nation’s children. This plan involves schools, parents, and the community in efforts to continuously improve school meals, and to promote the health and education of 50 million school children in more than 96,000 schools nationwide.

Team Nutrition’s goal is to improve children’s lifelong eating and physical activity habits by using the principles of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate.

Source: USDA

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Child Care Provider Corner

From Robin McClure, former Guide

Whether you’re an occasional babysitter, an experienced family child care provider, or work in a daycare, caring for kids is a profession filled with demands, health and safety issues, activities, and communications. Parents and providers are partners in raising kids successfully, and caregivers can learn ways to increase that connection through resources and shared experiences.  The following links contain some ideas you can implement in your own child care experience.

  1. Communications & Expectations
  2. Kid Watch: Tips and Advice to Share
  3. Resources
  4. Child Activities
  5. A Career in Child Care

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Knowledge Share

There are a lot of great child care provider and parenting resources and ways to connect with others who share an interest in raising kids. Here are some recommended areas to check out!

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