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Child Care Planning Tool Kit

The Child Care Planning Toolkit should yield an emergency plan for child care centers that enhances safety of the staff and children in the center and satisfies the licensing requirements of the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare. The kit includes a three-part plan (Basic Plan, Checklists and Supporting Documents), and a Childcare Facilities Planning Guide that helps fill in the blanks to complete the plan.

Questions about child care and child care programs should be directed to the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare. Help with emergency planning can be obtained from the county EMA offices.

Download Child Care Plan in MS Word Format

MS Word Documents 2009 Child Care Emergency Planning Guide.doc
MS Word Documents Child Care Emergency Basic Plan.doc
MS Word Documents Child Care Emergency Checklists.doc
MS Word Documents Child Care Emergency Supporting Documents.doc

Department of Public Welfare

Office of Child Development and Early Learning


Regional Offices


North Central Region


Harrisburg Office:

     DGS Annex, Hillcrest #53

    P.O. Box 2675

    Harrisburg, PA 17105

    (717) 772-7078

    (800) 222-2117


Scranton Office:

    100 Lackawanna Avenue

    Scranton State Office Bldg.

    Scranton, PA 18503

    (570) 963-4371

    (800) 222-2108 


Southeast Region



SE Region Bureau of Certification Services

801 Market Street

Suite 5132

Philadelphia, PA 19107-3126

(215) 560-2541

(800) 346-2929


Western Region


Department of Public Welfare

Western Region OCDEL

11 Stanwix Street, Room 240

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

(412) 565-5183

(800) 222-2149