3. Early Childhood Education and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR): Program Assistance and Resources in early childhood disaster risk reduction, addressing young children’s needs after disasters and building resilience. Programs in strengthening social-emotional development in order to help build resilience and respond to changing situations. Furthermore, programs that are developed for kindergartens and preschools for disaster risk reduction, such as teaching manuals and activities teachers can do in school to prepare young children in case of disasters.
Young children have specific needs which can be addressed in disaster risk reduction processes and activities. Resilience building among young children, is an important DRR factor for young children and children in emergency situations benefit from being informed and involved in their community. Children can also learn important behaviors and what to do if a disaster occur. Finally, ESI can help build children friendly spaces for communities, specifically tailored to young children and their needs.