Children in a Changing Climate: The Importance of Childcare Providers in Disasters
The National Center for Disaster Preparedness
November 29, 2016
Dr. Lori Peek delivers the keynote address to the Arkansas Early Childhood Association (AECA) annual conference in Little Rock, AR. Resilient Children/Resilient Children Initiative (RCRC) project director and NCDP Deputy Director, Jeff Schlegelmilch sets the stage by introducing the RCRC Initiative. In her talk, Dr. Peek focuses on the critical role childcare providers may play in a child's outcome before, during, and after a disaster. She references her book, co-authored along with Alice Fothergill,"The Children of Katrina", to present real world examples from Hurricane Katrina where childcare providers served as advocates and anchors for the children in their care.