The Institute for Childhood Preparedness was founded to empower early childhood professionals with the tools, training, resources, and skills they need to prepare, respond and recover from emergencies and natural disasters. Our multidisciplinary team is made up of award-winning first responders and early childhood education specialists with decades of real-world experience. The Institute is committed to providing trainings that are specifically designed for early childhood professionals and those caring for infants, toddlers, and children. As of September 2019, we have trained over 14,000 early childhood professionals across 16 states and 9 Tribal Nations.
Andrew Roszak, JD, MPA, EMT-P is the Institute's Executive Director. Andrew founded the Institute to help early childcare professionals prepare, respond and recover from natural disasters and emergencies. On average, children spend 36 hours a week in a child care setting. The needs of early childhood professionals are very specific - Andrew founded the Institute For Childhood Preparedness to directly address these needs and empower individuals.
We are also proud to serve as the primary contractor to the Region II Head Start Association to provide capacity building assistance to the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico Health Departments and support the recovery and rebuilding of early childhood programs and facilities. Our work aims to develop tools and resources to speed recovery and build resiliency among early childcare providers. This important work is funded by the Agency For Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), in partnership with The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) and the Region II Head Start Association.
Our offerings include: Active Shooter Preparedness Training, Fire Extinguisher Training, Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery, Disaster Recovery, Safety Summits, Emergency Preparedness Plan Development and Review, Site Safety Surveys and Risk Management, Multidisciplinary Preparedness Events, Stop the Bleed, Self Defense Training, and CPR Training.
Visit our website for more information: www.childhoodpreparedness.org