For millions of parents throughout the United States, staying at home with their children during the day is simply not a luxury they can afford. Even if parents would rather not leave their children in the care of others, they may have no other choice if they must attend work or tend to other duties during the day. These parents deserve to feel safe leaving their children at a daycare they can trust.
Unfortunately, daycare facilities do not always earn the trust that parents place in them. If your child has been the victim of negligence or abuse while at a daycare facility and you wish to pursue a lawsuit, contact the compassionate Champaign daycare negligence lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C. today at 217-328-2828.
Negligent daycare workers sometimes behave politely and professionally while parents are present, but unfortunately change their behavior entirely when the parents leave. Potential dangers that may exist in a poorly run daycare include:
- Unsafe conditions: The facilities themselves may have a great many hazards for children such as dangerous playground equipment or unsanitary toys.
- Employees with poor emotional control: If a daycare does not have an appropriate staff-to-child ratio and strict hiring standards, overworked and undertrained employees may unfairly lash out at defenseless children.
- Deceit: Even when parents work hard to research daycare options and choose a safe facility, they may become the victims of deliberate deceit. For example, a daycare administrator may mislead parents about the facility’s on-site medical supplies, the employees’ level of training, or educational programs supposedly offered by the facility.
Protect your children from bad day cares. Interviews with daycare employees, inspections of facilities, information from the Better Business Bureau, and testimonies from other parents who use a facility can all help you make safe choices.