Every family needs a disaster supplies kit filled with items needed to help keep all family members safe and healthy during an emergency. Store enough of each item to last at least seven days. Be sure all family members know where the kit is located and when and how it should be used. Update your disaster supplies kit regularly to replace expired food or medicine or outgrown clothing items. Get children involved in putting together the disaster supplies so they can learn the importance of being prepared.   DISASTER SUPPLIES CHECKLIST

ALSO…for a printable sheet of a Fire Escape Plan, click HERE.  Use the graph to draw your home’s floor plan and plot your home fire escape routes.

The Let’s Grow Kids early childhood campaign  has a short video to shLGK_Logo_4c-1are.  Please check it out and be sure to share it with others! Click on the logo to view the video!

Child Development Division – www.dcf.state.vt.us/cdd/ Assuring a statewide system that promotes and supports safe, accessible, quality child care for Vermont families. This site provides various resources and links to child care in the state of Vermont.

Bright Futures Child Care Information System – www.brightfuturesvt.gov This is the place for parents and child care providers to get answers to questions about child care, early education, school age care, and the services available to help ensure that high quality child care is available to every child in Vermont who needs it.

Vermont Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies – www.vermontchildcare.org VACCRRA and its member agencies help employers and families with services which include a comprehensive dependent care needs assessment, a Vermont Work-Family Toolkit, and technical assistance on child care benefits.

Zero to Three: Child Development (birth to age 3) – www.zerotothree.orgPromoting the healthy development of our nation’s infants and toddlers by supporting and strengthening families, communities and those who work on their behalf.

Redleaf National Institute: National Center for the Business of Family Child Care – http://www.redleafpress.org Committed to improving the quality of family child care by helping providers successfully manage their businesses and offering support to trainers, tax preparers and organizations who assist providers with their business.

Child Care Aware – www.childcareaware.org Child Care Aware is a non-profit initiative committed to helping parents find the best information on locating quality child care and child care resources in their community.

Vermont 211        www.vermont211.org Vermont 2-1-1 is a free and confidential service, serving Vermonters statewide with information and resources to help maintain and improve their health and well being.

Internet Resources for Special Children (IRSC)  http://orsaminore.dreamhosters.com/handy/links/uk_various.html   The site contains valuable information to caregivers, educators, and medical professionals who provide children with disabilities and other health related disorders services and support.

American Academy of Pediatrics – http://www.aap.org/ Information on a variety of health related topics.

VT Dept. of Health – http://www.healthvermont.govPublic health information for providers and parents in Vermont.

Kids are Priority One – http://www.vermontearlychildhoodalliance.orgVermont’s statewide early childhood coalition.