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