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Here’s food for thought: during the more than 2,000 average hours that U.S. adults are away at work each year, 68 million children are entrusted to paid caregivers.  

The most recent annual school disaster-planning report card from the Save the Children foundation, which tracks how the 50 states live up to mandating preparedness standards among public schools and daycare centers,  shows that the number of states fully meeting each principle has increased from four in 2008 to 17 in 2012.

If you do the math, a whopping 66 percent U.S. states are still not prepared to protect their young charges in the case of a disaster.

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