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Emergency Preparedness Online Training Courses for Early Childhood Professionals

Updated: Dec 7, 2020

The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has caused unprecedented challenges to public health and safety. Not only has the virus persisted in a way that makes reopening schools and businesses a challenge, but the virus has also caused an uptick in gun violence and civil unrest. CNN says, “It's not just the coronavirus, the social unrest, and the soaring temperatures. Violent crime is surging. Shootings and homicides, which dipped during the initial lockdown phase of the pandemic, are now rising at alarmingly high rates.” The Institute has always called for increased safety and security protocols well before COVID-19 coronavirus, and we maintain that stance. Now more than ever is the time to remain vigilant and focus on security and health safety.

Enroll In Our Premium Preparedness Partner Program (P4) Today

We designed our Premium Preparedness Partner Program (P4) to meet the needs of early childhood educators, K-12 schools, Head Start programs, after-school programs, Houses of Worship, Government organizations, and camps. Our P4 training bundle has over 4 hours of online training and resources to help childhood professionals prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies and natural disasters. Now is the perfect time to enroll in our P4 bundle as you craft your COVID-19 reopening plans. With P4, you can ensure parents, families, staff, and community members that your emergency plans cover everything from responding to the coronavirus pandemic to securing your facility long before an active assailant arrives. P4 Members also receive a special discount on our COVID-19 Coronavirus training bundle.

What To Expect From Our P4 Training Bundle

Our online emergency preparedness training courses will teach participants to:

  • Identify real-world prevention techniques to secure their facilities long before an active assailant arrives.

  • Describe what situational awareness is and how to implement it.

  • Identify how to work with and assist law enforcement during an active threat situation.

  • Discuss how to communicate with emergency management, family organizations, and law enforcement before, during, and after an emergency.

  • Describe how to increase the security of your program and implement low-cost safety measures.

  • Identify how to respond to an emergency or disaster, citing numerous possible scenarios.

  • Discuss how to create an active shooter preparedness plan and conduct drills in a safe, calm, and age-appropriate manner.

  • Describe fire safety, fire basics/chemistry, fire inspection elements, common fire inspection violations, fire extinguisher techniques, and response options for fires.

Get Access to the Following Courses:

All P4 Online Training Courses are On-demand, and they are Available 24 Hours a Day, Seven Days a Week

Course participants can work through the online training courses as time permits, and you’ll also be able to start, stop, and go back to a previous section, so you never miss any important information.

Meet Your Online Training Course Instructors

Andrew Roszak: Andrew Roszak, JD, MPA, EMT-Paramedic, serves as the executive director for the Institute for Childhood Preparedness, as Chief of Preparedness, Health, and Environment for the Region II Head Start Association and as an adjunct professor in the school of community and environmental health at Old Dominion University. Roszak is also the author of the three-book series Preparing for the Unexpected – which includes: Preschool Preparedness for an Active Shooter Event, Preschool Preparedness for an Emergency, and Recovering and Reopening after a Disaster. Roszak has worked on emergency preparedness issues at the local, regional, state, and federal level for the past twenty years. He was formerly the senior preparedness advisor supporting Superbowl 46, senior public health advisor for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and senior director of environmental health, pandemic preparedness, and catastrophic response at the National Association of County and City Health Officials, where he worked with the CDC and the 3,100 local health departments in the United States each day to help prepare communities for pandemics and disasters.

Ronald Roszak: Ronald serves as the senior safety advisor for the Institute for Childhood Preparedness. Ron has previously served as a subject matter emergency preparedness expert for Child Care Aware® of America, supporting their Emergency Preparedness Team. Ronald has over 20 years of distinguished service as a law enforcement professional, including experience as a patrol officer, tactical unit supervisor, watch commander, detective, and community outreach officer. Ronald has a long history of conducting community outreach and training and was one of the first community educators for the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) Program.

Enroll In Our Premium Preparedness Partner Program (P4) Online Training Courses Today:

More online training courses are in development! Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn for the latest information and resources. If you’re interested in pairing online training courses with on-site training in our new hybrid training model, fill out our schedule a training form today: Click here.

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