When parents drop their children off at daycare, they should be able to trust that their children will be safe. Both the state of Pennsylvania and city of Philadelphia have laws and requirements that regulate all commercial daycare centers and in-home child care providers to try to ensure the safety of the children. In order to get licensed to watch children, you must have certain education and experience levels and certain safety precautions in the home. Furthermore, the maximum child to staff ratio is clearly defined and depends on the age of the children. For example, if a facility needs more staff to care for fewer infants than ten year-old children.
However, despite these strict regulations, accidents do happen at daycare facilities and sometimes children suffer injury. If your child is injured at a daycare center, you can seek to hold the daycare center responsible for any negligent behavior and seek to be compensated for all of your child’s injury-related medical bills and for any pain and suffering they experienced.
There are several ways in which a daycare center owner or staff may act negligently. These include:
These are only some of the ways in which a daycare center may act negligently.
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