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Preschool Preparedness for an Emergency: Preparing Childhood Professionals for the Worst-Case Scenario
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
Presented by Andrew Roszak, JD, MPA, EMT-P, Executive Director for the Institute for Childhood Preparedness
Hosted by Nadia Jones, Ed.D., Chief Content Officer, Gryphon House
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Emergencies and natural disasters are on the rise. In 2019, FEMA reported 101 declared disasters in the United States. These emergencies included earthquakes, tropical storms, fires, floods, severe storms, tornadoes, landslides, mudslides, extreme wind, and snowstorms. In 2020 alone, there have already been 181 declared disasters; many of them include the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Preschool Preparedness for an Emergency, the second book in the Preparing for the Unexpected series, will train childhood professionals for the worst-case scenario. During this edWebinar, Andrew Roszak, Executive Director for the Institute for Childhood Preparedness, will share the knowledge, resources, and actionable tools that educators need to prepare for, respond to, and recover from an emergency or natural disaster.
This edWebinar will be of interest to preK-5 teachers, librarians, school and district leaders, and childcare providers. There will be time to get your questions answered at the end of the presentation.
About the Presenter
Andrew Roszak, JD, MPA, EMT-P serves as the executive director for the Institute for Childhood Preparedness, as Chief of Preparedness, Health and Environment for the Region II Head Start Association, and as an adjunct professor in the School of Community and Environmental Health at Old Dominion University. Andrew has worked on emergency preparedness issues at the local, regional, state, and federal level for the past 20 years. He was formerly the senior director of emergency preparedness at Child Care Aware of America, senior public health advisor for the United States Department of Health and Human Services’ Emergency Care Coordination Center, and senior director of environmental health, pandemic preparedness, and catastrophic response at the National Association of County and City Health Officials, where he worked with the CDC and the 3,100 local health departments in the United States each day to help prepare communities for pandemics and disasters. Andrew began his emergency preparedness career as a firefighter, paramedic, and is certified as a hazardous materials technician and in hazardous materials operations. He also served as Health Policy Fellow for the United States Senate Budget and Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committees during the 110th and 111th Congress. Andrew is admitted to practice law in Illinois, the District of Columbia, and before the Supreme Court of the United States.
About the Host
Nadia J. Jones, Ed.D., is the chief content officer at Gryphon House, Inc., the leading publisher of educational resources for teachers and parents, where she helps publish and market the latest books from today’s top early childhood experts.
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