Emergency plans help ensure child care programs are prepared to protect the safety of children and staff when an emergency occurs.
Review, update and share your emergency plan today.
Whether you operate a state-licensed or county-permitted child care program, you are required to have an emergency preparedness plan in place. Take time to update your plan, share it with families, and post your plan and emergency phone numbers in a visible location at your program site.
The requirements for state licensed programs can be found at www.dss.virginia.gov in the documents Standards for Licensed Family Day Homes with Interpretation Guidelines* and the Standards for Licensed Child Day Centers*.
The requirements for county-permitted programs can be found in the Office for Children’s Emergency Preparedness and Supplies Guide. Additional emergency preparedness resources are also available on the OFC website.
Find information to help you make a plan and be informed during an emergency.
Emergency Phone Numbers
Fairfax County Emergency: 911
You can now text to 9-1-1 in case of an emergency.
Fairfax County Non-Emergency: 703-691-2131, TTY 703-204-2264
Fairfax County Emergency Information Hotline: 703-817-7771, TTY 711
Poison Control: 800-222-1222
Emergency Management maintains a complete list of emergency phone numbers.
* Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination in all county programs, services and activities. To request reasonable accommodations or to receive the PDF information in an alternate format, contact Virginia Department of Social Services for assistance.
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