Childcare programs and individuals are prepared for all hazards
and children remain safe until reunited with their families.
Our mission is to keep children safe
by preparing childcare programs and individuals
to face and recover from disaster.
Focus. Our goal is to help make/keep children safe. They are the future and our number one priority.
Commitment. We dedicate assets, time, and resources to the safety of children.
Integrity. We remain true to our mission and are honest stewards of donor support.
Children are among the most vulnerable populations to disaster. At the same time, children have incredible resiliency powers. We can teach them how to stay safe and help others too.
Children under the age of 6 spend an average of 35 hours a week in some sort of childcare arrangement. We need to consider the real possibility that our children will not be at home with us when disaster strikes. Childcare providers (including the nanny or the babysitter) may be the first responder. We owe it to them to train them to be able to succeed in that role.
Finally, childcare is "critical infrastructure." Communities don't recover from disaster if parents can't go back to work. If childcare doesn't recover, the community will be impacted. We want to increase the probability that childcare capacity recovers from disaster. When they do, everyone wins.
We provide a variety of programs designed to meet our goal of keeping children safe. Some of the things we do include....