In this blog post, titled Active shooter training for daycares and Early childhood professionals, I’ll explore how you can protect yourself and the children in your care if an active shooter event arises in your daycare center.
We have some great news to share with you! Our active shooter training is now available for enrolment! We gave a lot of thought to how our training calendar should look. We knew we wanted to create courses that would address a gap in early childhood education. And we determined that the best way to meet early-childhood-professionals would be to present our most popular training session, active shooter preparedness for early-childhood workers! This course was designed for daycare providers and early-childhood educators who wish to increase program security and understand important ways to safeguard the safety of the children in their care.
Childcare professionals have huge obligations. You must not just offer a nurturing environment for babies, toddlers, and children, but also one that is safe and secure.
I’ll go over the best ways to defend oneself in today’s uncertain world, based on my 25 years of expertise in active shooter readiness training.
Nobody wants to think about an active shooter situation. Regrettably, a recent spike in fatal active-shooter incidents has resulted in enhanced rules and regulations across states requiring some entities, such as public institutions, to plan for and train for such scenarios. Several states have recently imposed or are considering imposing such limits on early-childhood programs. The early childhood education industry is gradually becoming more aware of and prepared for, active-shooter scenarios.
Regrettably, we must now plan for and prepare for the unthinkable. As with fire drills, we must now add active shooter readiness into our safety protocols. This essay will describe how to create an active shooter plan for daycare settings.
We are all aware that as providers, we are accountable for the children in our programs on a daily basis. And we know that we must not only provide for their needs but also ensure their safety. Typically, we associate that with tiny disasters that may occur in the vicinity of the nursery.
However, when word of the slaughter traveled around the country, it became evident that we must also protect children and childcare facilities from the threat of an active shooter.
Training is required to be prepared. Because, unlike being untrained, which can cause people to freeze at the moment, feel overwhelmed, and helpless, being trained allows a person to gather information and respond quickly.
Active shooter drills, on the other hand, should not be conducted on an unannounced basis. The reasoning behind this is that you don’t want a drill to be misunderstood as a genuine event. This could generate unneeded worry and stress for those who are not aware, not to mention legal ramifications.
Childcare professionals have huge obligations. You must not just offer a nurturing environment for babies, toddlers, and children, but also one that is safe and secure. Our active shooter preparedness basics course will teach child care workers how to bridge the gap, be prepared before an active shooter enters the building, and move from fearful to capable.
A recent study of over 600 childcare administrators was conducted across the country. Only 20% of respondents ranked program readiness as a high priority. While 90% of childcare directors said they were ready for a fire, less than half said they were ready for an active shooter. That hole will be filled by our basic active shooter preparedness course.
Logan Lee teaches a program that was developed by Dave Young called Active Shooter Awareness and Response strategies for an Active Shooter Incident, a manual to help child-care facilities prepare for the unthinkable. Logan provides important ideas and strategies to help early childhood educators empower themselves to deal with tough and potentially dangerous situations.
Logan Lee reminds us that, like storms, floods, tornadoes, and earthquakes, we must likewise prepare for active-shooter scenarios.
The active shooter-training and methods described here are based on real-world data, tried-and-true tactics, and ideas for coping with an active shooter crisis. Although the material is current at the time of publication, tactics, and strategies for coping with these types of occurrences are always evolving.
Logan highlights how active shooters routinely research previous incidents in order to replicate effective methods and avoid poor ones. He emphasizes that we must be familiar with previous occurrences in order to stay ahead of the curve and know how to react. Understanding previous experiences allow us to not only respond better to an incident but in certain cases, prevent one from occurring in the first place.
This active shooter preparedness training will teach participants evidence-based processes and methods for preparing for and responding to an active shooter occurrence. This program will also teach participants how to conduct drills, develop a personalized strategy, and collaborate to ensure that staff, instructors, and students are as prepared as possible.
Our active shooter training will educate you on how to defend your facility long before an active shooter arrives.
This course is open to early childhood professionals, people who care for infants, toddlers, and children, child care resource and referral groups, parents, child care providers, child care directors, and early-childhood learning institutions.
At 141 Shooting Range, take part in an interactive workshop designed just for childcare providers. This course is evidence-based and includes hands-on exercises. The course will cover the following topics:
- Risk assessments
- Creating a Strategy
- Lockdown drills and procedures
- Police enforcement response strategies
After finishing this course, participants will feel more confident and will be able to say, “I’m not afraid, I’m prepared!”
141 Shooting Range is better equipped to assist any institution in Jonesboro, Paragould, or the surrounding region, whether it is a school, church, hospital, daycare, factory, office, medical facility, or other establishments, in remaining prepared in the event of an active shooter. We’ve been providing active shooter response training for many years, long before it was popular.
We travel to you to give high-quality training. Whether in a workplace, office, daycare, school, or community center, our active shooter training is the most comprehensive and effective curriculum available in Arkansas.