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School and Child Care Safety

PEMA shares all-hazard school planning resources with schools, child care centers, and others.

All-Hazards School Planning Resources

The Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center provides guidance, resources, tools, and training opportunities for school districts/schools and communities to address all types of crises, emergencies, and disasters that might impact their campuses.

These resources are a compilation of best practices that have been developed at the federal, state, and local levels of government in addition to private and nonprofit sector experts with the intent of creating of a foundation for planning and a framework for response as events transpire.

Explore available resources through the Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center.

See the Pennsylvania Statewide Child Care Emergency Plan (PDF)

Additional Documents

Child Care/Day Care Facility Toolkit

More Information

CEM Planner is a central access point for every stakeholder of a plan to view the most current and up-to-date plan for that entity. Access CEM Planner.

Training Network

To assist Pennsylvania school entities in fulfilling threat assessment team training requirements and other components of Act 18 related to threat assessment, the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, in partnership with Risk and Strategic Management Corporation, has developed and recently launched a new Pennsylvania K-12 Threat Assessment Technical Assistance & Training Network.

The network offers comprehensive training, technical assistance, and other support for schools across the commonwealth at no charge.