Guardian Programs

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 assistother temporary facilities withpersonnel or supplies during amajor 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 emergencyplan 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

Contact your local CCR&R for more information!