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 Education 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 providers. If a disaster occurs and you are in one of the AFFECTED PARISHES, it may be necessary to suspend your license or certification 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 or certification 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).

CCDF Annual Notice

Reopening Form - Early Learning Site
Reopening Form - Family Daycare and In-Home Provider



Child Care Facility Tool Kit

Early Learning Center Basic Emergency Plan

Early Learning Center Emergency Checklists

Family Home and In-Home Child Care Emergency Checklist