The Minnesota Damage Assessment tool is used to assist with the initial damage assessment of a child care center/home after a disaster or emergency event and to be better able to efficiently and effectively respond to situations by providing appropriate assistance and information.

Objectives of the Child Care Center/Child Care home Initial Rapid Damage Assessment:

  • To rapidly assess overall losses to child care centers/homes.
  • To rapidly assess interruptions in services provided by child care programs
  • To rapidly assess the number of children and staff impacted by the event
  • To determine the overall operational capability and capacity of the child care community immediately after a disaster.
  • To inform emergency management officials and community decision makers of the damages sustained by the child care community.
  • To record available and/or needed resources to support the response and recovery of the child care community.