COVID 19 Guidance for Early Care and Education
- Supplemental Guidance for Child Care Programs that Remain Open
- Interim Guidance for Schools and Child Care Settings
- CDC Recommendations for Cleaning and Disinfecting for Facilities
- Talking with children
- Helping children cope
Before the Disaster
Creating an Emergency Preparedness Plan
The Child Care Emergency Response Resource Handbook is available through the Lancaster County Emergency Management and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department Child Care Health Program.
Nebraska Extension offers in-service training to assist childcare providers and afterschool programs in developing an emergency preparedness plan. Please contact Jaclynn Foged or Lynn DeVries for more information.
The following resources are provided by Child Care Aware® of America. Child Care Aware® of America and Sesame Street Communities have several webinars related to emergency preparedness. Each webinar will have handouts, tips, and resources for preparation for, response to, and recovery from a natural disaster or emergency event. All of the webinars and resources are FREE.
Child Care Emergency Kits – Do you know what to pack and where to find it?
Incorporating simple activities and games can help families plan ahead and stay safe during a natural disaster or emergency event. Click below to download the app now:
During the Disaster
Implementing your Emergency Disaster and Safety Plans
Multihazard Planning for Childcare:
A free online course offered by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Emergency Management Institute. This course provides information and concrete steps to help childcare providers and afterschool programs prepare for the safety of the children and youth at their site.
Emergency Preparedness Training
Child Care Aware® of America offers training related to emergency preparedness.
After the Disaster
Post-Disaster Financial and Resource Needs of Child Care Programs
Helping Children Cope
There are ways to stay connected and calm during disaster events. Here’s an app you can download to help children and youth cope during a disaster using age-appropriate activities, children’s books, tip sheets, and more!
Nebraska Specific Resources
- Suicide Prevention Hotline – 1-800-273-8255
- Text 741741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.
- Nebraska Family Helpline – 1-888-866-8660
- Nebraska Rural Response Hotline – 1-800-464-0258
- Boys Town National Helpline -1-800-448-3000
Public Service Announcements
The following public service announcements are brought to you by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Nebraska Extension’s Early Childhood and 4-H Youth Development teams.