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Course Time: 30 Minutes

Real-world prevention techniques to secure your facility long before an active assailant arrives

Course Description

active shooter preparedness for early childhood

Course Time: 30 Minutes

Enroll in Course for $10

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Our active shooter preparedness basics online training course teaches child care professionals how to increase program safety and security. Providers will gain the tools, resources, knowledge, and techniques to ensure the safety of the children in their care.


A recent survey was conducted with over 600 child care administrators nationwide. Only 20% reported preparedness as a high-level priority for their program. 90% reported being prepared for a fire, but less than half of all child care administrators reported being prepared for an active shooter situation. Our active shooter preparedness basics course will bridge that gap. Through a mix of videos, graphics, real-world scenarios, and slides, participants will feel confident and prepared for an active shooter situation.

Childcare professionals have an awesome responsibility. Not only do you provide a caring environment for infants, toddlers, and children, but you also must provide a safe and secure environment. Our active shooter preparedness basics course will teach child care professionals how to close the gap, how to be prepared before an active assailant ever enters the building, and how to move from anxious to able.


We understand that the topic of an active shooter situation is very difficult. We want to make it clear that the Institute for Childhood Preparedness never conducts unannounced drills, and we never simulate gunfire during our training. Instead, we conduct our training in a calm, safe environment. Read more about our commitment to safe active shooter preparedness training.

Learning Goals and Objectives:


  • Identify the gaps in your program’s security.

  • Describe techniques to make your program safer.

  • Discuss lessons from prior active shooter incidents.

  • Describe the typical active shooter profiles.

  • Identify at least two ways to be prepared in advance.

  • Find out more about our on-site active shooter preparedness training.

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