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Who BLOCKS Plans For

 

BLOCKS provides planning and mitigation support to all childcare organizations. Childcare organizations can be broadly divided into five basic types.

 

1. Stand Alone Childcare Facilities

2. Childcare Centers in Government

Buildings (run by state/federal)

3. Childcare Centers in Schools

4. Childcare Centers in Churches

5. In-Home Childcare

 

Planning and mitigation begins with a thorough review of Federal, State and local standards, laws, and hazard assessments to determine applicability to childcare organizations. All childcare organizations are subject to some emergency preparedness statute or law. BLOCKS believes holistic compilation is critical to effective planning.


Although the Federal government does not license or accredit state childcare facilities, Federal agencies with childcare facilities will meet all state regulations and statutes of the state in which they reside.


Recently the president signed the new Childcare and Development Block Grant Act of 2014. The act requires emergency preparedness planning and statewide disaster plans for childcare organizations. It also requires childcare organizations receive emergency preparedness and disaster response trainingThe text of the entire act can be accessed by clicking on the link below.​


Childcare and Development Block Grant of  2014

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Last Updated 6 July 2015

The following chart (a living document that will be updated frequently), depicts Federal and State laws/statutes that require emergency management  planning by childcare organizations, as well as the agency that licenses or accredits childcare in a given state in a single spreadsheet for ease of  comparison.


Click on Agencies and/or Laws & Statutes below for more information.

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LICENSE / ACCREDITATION  AGENCY

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
LAWS & STATUTES
 

Alabama

(AL) 

Department of Human Resources,

Child Care Services Division,

Office of Child Care Licensing


Alaska

(AK)          

Department of Health and Social Services,

Division of Public Assistance,

Child Care Program Office (CCPO)


Arkansas

(AR)

Department of Human Services,

Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education


California

(CA)

Health and Human Services Agency,

Department of Social Services,

Community Care Licensing Division Child Care Office


Colorado

(CO)

Department of Human Services,

Office of Early Childhood


Connecticut

(CT)

Office of Early Childhood, Division of Licensing

Deleware

(DE)

Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families, Office of Child Care Licensing


District of Columbia

(DC)

Department of Education,

Office of Child Care Licensing


Florida

(FL)

Department of Children and Families 

Georgia

(GA)

Department of Early Care and Learning

Hawaii

(HI)

Department of Human Services,

Child Care Licensing Unit


Idaho

(ID)

Department of Health and Welfare

Illinois

(IL)

Department of Child and Family Services 

Indiana

(IN)

Family and Social Services Administration,

Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning


Iowa

(IA)

Department of Human Services

Kansas

(KS)

 Department of Health and Environment,

Child Care Licensing          


Kentucky

(KY)

Cabinet for Health and Family Services,

Division of Regulated Child Care


Louisiana

(LA)

Department of Education

Maine

(ME)

Department of Health and Human Services,

Division of Licensing, Child Care Licensing Unit


Maryland

(MD)     

Department of Education,

Office of Child Care Licensing

Code of Maryland regulations (COMAR)

Title 13A State Board of Education

Massachusetts

(MA)

Executive Office of Education (EDU)

Michigan

(MI)

Department of Human Services 

Minnesota

(MN)

Department of Human Services

Mississippi

(MS)

Department of Health

Missouri

(MO)

Department of Health and Senior Services

Montana

(MT)

Department of Public Health and Human Services,

Quality Assurance Division


Nebraska

(NE)

Department of Health and Human Services,

Licensure Unit


Nevada

(NV)

Department of Health and Human Services,

Division of Public and Behavior Health


New Hampshire

(NH)

Department of Health and Human Services,

Child Care Licensing Unit


New Jersey

(NJ)

Department of Children and Families

New Mexico

(NM)

Children, Youth and Families Department

New York

(NY)

Office of Children and Family Services,

Division of Child Care Services


North Carolina (NC)

Department of Health and Human Services,

Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE)


North Dakota

(ND)

Department of Human Services

Ohio

(OH)

Department of Job and Family Services 

Oklahoma

(OK)

Department of Human Services

Oregon

(OR)

Office of Child Care

Pennsylvania

(PA)

Department of Human Services 

Rhode Island

(RI)

Department of Children, Youth, and Families
South Carolina (SC)

Department of Social Services,

Division of Early Care and Education


South Dakota

(SD)

Department of Social Services,

Division of Child Care Services


Tennessee

(TN)

Department of Human Services

Texas

(TX)

Department of Family and Protective Services

Utah

(UT)

Department of Health,

Bureau of Child Development


Vermont

(VT)

Department for Children and Families, Child Development Division

Virginia

(VA)

Department of Social Services

Washington

(WA)

Department of Early Learning (DEL)

West Virginia

(WV)

Department of Health and Human Resources,

Bureau for Children and Families


Wisconsin

(WI)

Department of Children and Families

Wyoming

(WY)

Department of Family Services
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