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Emergency Preparedness and Response (Online)

April 17 @ 1:00 pm - April 18 @ 2:15 pm

Training- 2 Days 1pm-2:15pm
April 17 and 18th, 2024

ONLINE: Emergency Preparedness & Response

Please note: This is NOT the training required for the Health & Safety trainings. This training is required for one designated staff member per site and pertains to the site EPR plan.

The NC Child Care Commission approved new rules that went into effect on July 1, 2015. The rules require that all licensed facilities complete the Emergency Preparedness and Response in Child Care Training.

An administrator or designated individual of a current program must obtain training. When an administrator or designated individual is no longer employed at the site, a new designated individual must attend this training within four months of hire.

Through this training, you will develop an EPR Plan that includes:

  • Written procedures for accounting for all children and adults
  • Relocation and reunification plan
  • Communication plan
  • How the program will meet the nutritional and health needs of children
  • How the program will meet the needs of children with special needs
  • Ready to Go File

The goal of the Emergency Preparedness and Response in Child Care training for early educators is to provide early educators with the information, knowledge, and tools to prepare them for many types of emergencies. The training curriculum provides a structural framework that covers the key issues involved in emergency preparation, response and recovery. It discusses the decisions and information that will guide the completion of the EPR plan. The EPR in Child Care training creates an opportunity to engage early educators in professional development and build their capacity to provide safer and better quality early care.

Early educators who complete the course will:

  • Understand the five phases of EPR
  • Know how to comply with the NC Child Care Rules that pertain to EPR
  • Be prepared to complete their facility’s EPR Plan
  • Be ready to review the EPR Plan with staff members and families

Presenter: Robin Worley, MAHEC

Dates: 2 days- Wednesday and Thursday, April 17 and 18th, 2024

Time: 1PM – 2:15PM both days (online)

Cost: $12.50

CHC’s: 2.5 Contact Hours

ONLINE: This training takes place online through ZOOM.


Please note- New DCDEE Rules

1- Participants must be visually present for the entire time of the training, meaning your camera is on and you can be visually seen throughout the whole training. Attending while driving is not allowed, for safety and attention concerns.

2. Participants must each attend on their own device (computer, cell phone etc.) NO sharing of computers, cell phones etc.

3.”Participating in real-time virtual trainings is not permitted for staff who are counted in the staff child ratio, including during nap/rest time. Trainings cannot be completed while a staff member is responsible for children.” Therefore, the training must be completed when participants can fully attend to what is being presented.

*Directors and Administrators!* Did you know you can attend most BPFC trainings for free, when a paying member of your staff is attending the same training. Use code “DirectorFree” when checking out. Contact us at training@buncombepfc.org or 828.407.2058 for more information!


Is my registration transferable?

Things happen! If for some reason you are unable to attend this training after you have registered, you may send someone in your place! Just be sure to let us know (training@buncombepfc.org).

What is the refund policy?

Unfortunately, we do not offer refunds for trainings, unless Buncombe Partnership for Children cancels the event. Instead, we do offer ‘credits’ that can be applied to future trainings you wish to attend. To receive credits for future training you must cancel at least 24 hours in advance. You are responsible for contacting us should you wish you transfer your credit to another training.

Can I pay with cash or check?

If your organization must pay by check, please contact us at 828.407.2058 or training@buncombepfc.org. All checks are due 72 hours in advance unless otherwise agreed upon.

Unfortunately, we cannot accept cash. If you do not have a credit card or feel uncomfortable using a credit card online, consider asking a friend to register you and giving them cash.