“Disaster” and “emergency” are two scary words for parents. The thought of our children experiencing either situation is enough to make us want to ignore the subject entirely. But since children are among the most vulnerable when disaster strikes, it’s imperative that families take a few important steps to ensure they are prepared.
Safety is a top priority at Primrose – we’ve integrated emergency preparedness lessons into our curriculum and have a Safe School Plan in place at each of our schools. Helping young children understand emergencies and how to be prepared for them is extremely important. That’s why we’ve teamed up with national partner Save the Children®, the national leader in child-focused emergency preparedness and response, again this year to promote its Get Ready. Get Safe. initiative.
This week, we’ll provide everything you need to complete the three simple Prep Steps that will help your family get better prepared for emergencies:
- Prep Step #1: Know Your Emergency Contacts
- Prep Step #2: Create a Family Emergency Plan
- Prep Step #3: Pack a Disaster Supplies Kit
And, we’ll provide fun games and activities along the way to make it easier for you to talk to your child about the topic of safety. We encourage you to kick off the week by doing the Prep Step dance together as a family!
Below is a step-by-step breakdown that might be helpful as you learn:
Ready to become Prep Step prepared? Get started with Step #1: Know Your Emergency Contacts.