Mitigating the Impact of a Disaster in Early Childhood Education Programs
Thursday, September 7, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Presented by Dr. Cathy Grace, Co-Director, The Graduate Center for the Study of Early Learning at the University of Mississippi
Sponsored by Kaplan Early Learning
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September is recognized as National Preparedness Month (NPM). In this edWebinar Dr. Cathy Grace, Co-Director of The Graduate Center for the Study of Early Learning at the University of Mississippi, will highlight basic elements of a comprehensive plan for early care and education programs that will mitigate the impact of any disastrous event. She will bring to her presentation her first-hand experience in the recovery of the early childhood centers along the Mississippi Gulf Coast following Hurricane Katrina.
Dr. Grace will share with us:
- An examination of the types of preparedness plans to address weather-related or man-made disasters
- A review of the elements of a comprehensive plan, based on the type and size of child care programs, number of staff, and location (rural, urban or suburban)
- Strategies and tips to prepare staff to implement the plan
Attendees will come away from this session with a vehicle to review their current plan or develop one that is specific to their needs. There will be time to ask Dr. Grace questions after her presentation. Directors of early childhood programs, state child care licensing officials, and state and local disaster response officials will benefit from this live, interactive edWebinar. Join us to learn how to better prepare your early learning program to mitigate the impact of any disastrous event.
About the Presenter
For over 40 years Dr. Cathy Grace has worked with young children, their families and teacher educators across the country. Before working at the Children’s Defense Fund in Washington, she was heavily involved in the recovery of the early childhood centers along the Mississippi Gulf Coast following Hurricane Katrina. Along with Elizabeth Shores she has written about the lessons learned in the process. She currently works as Co-Director at the Graduate Center for the Study of Early Learning at the University of Mississippi, and at the Northeast Mississippi Education Consortium.
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