Childcare providers and pre-schools have unique roles during disasters, and when they are well prepared all Californians benefit.
The boxes below provide instructions for how childcare centers, in-home childcare providers, and pre-schools can plan their drill, tips for getting prepared, and suggestions for sharing the ShakeOut with others. With your participation, this may be the largest earthquake drill ever!
Other ways to participate:
Most of the children at Escondido Christian School were at the normally scheduled recess. When they heard the sound of the "Earthquake" played on their PA, they all moved away from buildings, and dropped to the ground. When the shaking stopped everyone evacuated, just as they have practiced during regular fire drills. Every class was checked and everyone was accounted for.
Between now and October 18:
October 18, 10:18 a.m.:
There are many things childcare providers and pre-schools can do to evaluate and increase their earthquake preparedness before the ShakeOut.
Start by downloading a self-survey for your planning purposes to check your current level of preparedness and get ideas on how to better prepare your school or district for our next big quake.