To submit an application, National Childcare Disaster Readiness Certification candidates must complete the appropriate application (based on certification level), submit the application for evaluation via the link below, and submit payment per link instruction.

Access the Bronze Level Application

Access the Silver Level Application

Access the Gold Level Application

Re-Certification and Upgrades

All certifications are valid for two years from approval of designated level. To maintain certification through the re-evaluation period (should that exceed the expiration date), it is recommended that applications be submitted 60-90 days prior expiration to allow sufficient time for evaluation to be determined prior to certification culmination. Re-certification fees are offered at a 15% discount to reward commitment to maintenance of disaster ready standards.

Childcare organizations that would like to submit an application for upgrade within the same calendar year can do so at a discounted rate. Lower level certifications applied for and granted only need the annotation of date conferred.  These upgrade requests will be discounted 50%, and the qualification awards (if applicable) will be backdated to the original certification date.
If the application exceeds the expiration date of the previous certification award, childcare organizations will need to submit a new application and will not qualify for the discounted upgrade rate.


BLOCKS Bronze, Silver, and Gold Level National Childcare Disaster Readiness Certifications are not in any manner intended to serve as a warranty, representation, guarantee, or promise regarding the quality of performance or safety procedures utilized by the childcare organization. The certification program is only intended to establish criteria relevant to disaster readiness to be met, and certify that the BLOCKS certified childcare organization has met the established criteria based upon an objective evaluation of the materials provided by that organization. An organization’s status as a BLOCKS certified childcare organization is an indicator that the organization has satisfied the specific criteria identified as necessary for the appropriate certification level; however, certification is not a guarantee or assurance of the competence or performance of the organization. BLOCKS specifically disclaims any and all liability for any third party claims, actions, causes of action, judgments, liabilities, monetary losses, or injuries or damages to persons or property arising out of or resulting from the services performed by, or any errors or omissions on the part of, any BLOCKS certified childcare organization. In conducting the certification program, including issuing certifications, BLOCKS is not undertaking to render professional or other services for or on behalf of any certified childcare organization, nor is BLOCKS undertaking to perform any duty owed by any person or entity.  Any individual using the services of a BLOCKS certified childcare organization should rely on his or her own independent judgment as appropriate in determining the exercise of reasonable care in any given circumstances.

National Childcare Disaster Readiness Certification

Congratulations on your decision to pursue a Childcare Disaster Readiness Certification! Our brochure National Childcare Disaster Readiness Certification provides a great over view of the program, its intent and the requirements for certification. Below is even more detail and links to our applications. Please contact us at with any questions you might have about certification and how to submit your application.

Levels of Certification

There are three types of childcare disaster readiness certification offered: the Bronze Level, the Silver Level, and the Gold Level. While there are price differences for certification based on childcare organization size, any size childcare organization can certify to any of the aforementioned three levels.


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