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Guardian Programs are licensed child care facilities that offer temporary child care for local relief workers, such as firefighters and emergency responders in the event of a disaster.
They may also assist other temporary facilities with personnel or supplies during a major emergency.
These programs have a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with their local child care resource & referral agency.
Expectations of Guardian Programs are that they:
Have a detailed emergency plan in place
Hold regular emergency drills
Be available for 72 hours of continued child care
when offering temporary childcare
Have supplies and personnel ready in a timely manner if you're supporting another temporary facility
See our Guardian Program Brochure
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