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Many Parents Unaware of Emergency Plans at Kids' Pre-schools

Posted 30 Oct 2015 by

FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2015 – Many American parents don't know if their pre-school or child care facility has an emergency plan in place, a new poll finds. Thirty-nine percent of parents with kids aged 5 and younger said their child's pre-school or day care had an emergency during the past two years due to severe weather, a power outage, an evacuation or a violent situation. But only 37 percent of parents knew that emergency plans were available online and only 39 percent said their center has a way to identify kids if an evacuation was needed. Forty percent of parents said their center has enough car seats or vehicles to carry out an evacuation, and 63 percent said their center has a way to confirm the identify of adults picking up kids during an emergency. Further, 65 percent said their center stores emergency contact and health information digitally for easy access when needed, the same ... Read more

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