21 States Do Not Meet Emergency Preparedness Standards for Kids

This past weekend, the Washington Post was full of sad stories of children who dies in unregulated day care facilities here in VA.

Today USAToday reports this article: Report: 21 states don’t meet emergency prep standards for kids. The lead in states:

Twenty-one states and the District of Columbia do not meet emergency planning standards for schools and child care providers, according to a new report from Save the Children. However, for the first time this year, more than half of states — 29 — reach the non-governmental disaster relief organization’s standards in its laws and regulations.

In an accompanying poll, Save the Children found that 69% of parents mistakenly believe their protections are in place.

Here is the direct URL to the Save the Children report. Note the site requires a sign in to get at the 12 page report.

Update: One reader found an error in the report – see comment. If you find anything that is questionable or wrong, please contact the sponsoring agency so that they can correct the data in their next report.

2 thoughts on “21 States Do Not Meet Emergency Preparedness Standards for Kids

  1. Well a local news reporter saw my blog and did a story on this… He even called up the SaveTheChildren organization and showed him the law, which clearly shows day cares are required to have plans, and he did not explain why the report says day cares in Michigan are not required…

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