Building Links between Offices of emergency management, Childcare, and the community for Kids Safety
Why We Do What We Do
Children under the age of 6 spend an average of 35 hours a week in some sort of childcare arrangement. We need to consider the real possibility that our children will not be at home with us when disaster strikes. Childcare providers (including the nanny or the babysitter) may be the first-responder. We owe it to them to train them to be able to succeed in that role; lives depend on it.
Your Support is Powerful
COVID-19 has made it challenging to help our childcare providers. In addition to the all-disaster preparedness training they need, they have been working overtime to keep our kiddos as safe as possible during this pandemic.
We offer earthquake training and mitigation supply (as well as installation) and we pride ourselves on our disaster preparedness training and certification programs.
Funds received from the Kitsap Great Give will help BLOCKS continue to expand our outreach into Kitsap childcare and head-start programs. Over 1,400 children participate in some form of childcare program here in Kitsap County. Your help ensures we can continue to prepare these children, and their caregivers for disaster (natural events like earthquakes, storms, tornadoes, etc. as well as pandemics like COVID-19 or other hazards). Your donation really could help save lives.