EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

WHAT SHOULD CHILD CARE PROVIDERS DO IN THE EVENT OF EMERGENCY?

In preparation for hurricane season and other emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters, Division of Licensing requires all Childcare providers to verify readiness.

In the event that a hurricane or other disaster occurs and produces widespread evacuation and extensive property damage, action may need to be taken to help ensure the safety of all individuals being cared for by licensed providers. If a disaster occurs and you are in one of the AFFECTED PARISHES, it may be necessary to suspend your license WITHOUT NOTICE until your facility or home can be verified as safe to provide care. This may be accomplished by a required State Fire Marshall inspection, State Health inspection, on-site Licensing inspection and/or other agency-mandated procedure to ensure the safety of the adults and/or children in your care. Your license would remain suspended until your facility is verified as safe.

If such a disaster occurs, you should check the Department's homepage (www.louisianabelieves.com) to determine if your facility or home is located in an affected parish and for additional information and instructions in the procedures for re-instatement of your license. In addition, licensed providers should contact the Division of Licensing at (225) 342-9905 as soon as possible once the hurricane or event has passed if instructions on how to reinstate your license is not available on the Web site.

CCDF Annual Notice

CCDF Division of Licensing Frequently Asked Questions
CCAP Frequently Asked Questions
Reopening Form - Early Learning Site
Reopening Form - Family Daycare and In-Home Provider