Emergency Preparedness Manual for Early Childhood Programs.  Programs can use this manual from the Office of Head Start ECLKC  as a guide for their emergency planning process. Find the latest tools and resources to support children, families, and communities before, during, and after an emergency. An emergency may be a catastrophic natural event, like a hurricane, flood, or wildfire, or a man-made disaster, such as a shooting. No matter the crisis, early childhood programs need to be ready with impact, relief, and recovery plans. Has checklists, procedures, all laid out and ready to use!