ERIC Number: ED330457
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
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The Development of an Earthquake Preparedness Plan for a Child Care Center in a Geologically Hazardous Region.
The director of a child care center at a community college in California developed an earthquake preparedness plan for the center which met state and local requirements for earthquake preparedness at schools. The plan consisted of: (1) the identification and reduction of nonstructural hazards in classrooms, office, and staff rooms; (2) storage of adequate food and water; (3) ensuring the availability of sufficient medical and emergency supplies and communications equipment to maintain a safe and healthy environment for children and staff for 72 hours; (4) training of staff in emergency procedures; and (5) an education component for parents and children. Through the use of a series of situation cards, staff members demonstrated their increased knowledge of earthquake procedures. A parent survey was developed to assess parents' knowledge of the location of the evacuation site and the procedure for reuniting children with their parents. An evacuation drill indicated the children's ability to follow instructions to drop to the floor and proceed to evacuate in an orderly manner. Appendices provide sample surveys, parent information, and earthquake planning guides. (RH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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Note: M.S. Practicum, Nova University.