Each year, the CEC participates in the The Great Southern California ShakeOut. This year, the ShakeOut will be held on Thursday, October 19 at 10:19 am*. This earthquake preparedness event is designed to raise awareness and encourage Californians to prepare for large earthquakes in their homes, schools, businesses and public places to prevent disasters from becoming catastrophes (you can read more about this event at http://www.shakeout.org).
For the Infant-Toddler and Preschool Programs, our participation will include a drill and evacuation which will likely last approximately 20 minutes. The School-Age children at LCE, PCR, PCY, Westridge and St. Bede will be participating in their school’s drills. Children enrolled at the School Age Program at Caltech or the School Age Program at Oak Grove, will practice in the afternoon. Our goal is to make this as relaxed and stress-free for everyone as possible while providing children and staff with valuable practice in what will happen in the event of an earthquake.
This year, we will be revising the Center’s Earthquake and Emergency protocols and distributing them to parents so that there is shared knowledge of the Center’s plan of action and what parents need to know in order to feel secure regarding the Center’s plans, supplies, and practices. We anticipate the revision will be ready for distribution before the end of the year. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact a program director.
*Please arrive and sign in before 10:10 or after 10:40. We will not be signing children in during the drill.