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23 Apr / 2021

Keeping Your Child Safe from Daycare Negligence

Child Injuries

Parents understand how quickly children grow and change. Part of growing and changing is advancing in school and changing school, daycare, and activity arrangements for your child. When it is time to look for a new daycare program, parents evaluate various criteria in making their choice: location, program offerings, cost, and of course, safety. 

If an incident causes harm to your child while in attendance at a daycare center, you may need to bring in an Atlanta daycare negligence attorney to handle your claim. Gilormo Injury Law is experienced with daycare negligence cases, and as always, handles the matters of our clients with the utmost respect, compassion, and dedication.

Selecting a Daycare Program

Selecting a daycare program is a personal decision for each family. Putting your trust in someone to care for your child is not a decision to be taken lightly. Your child’s health and safety are of the utmost importance. Knowing about licensing requirements from the state of Georgia as well as other information can help you make an informed decision about daycares you may be considering for your child. Georgia Early Learning and Development Center (GELDS) also has resources on daycare standards. 

Safety in Daycare Centers

There are many hazards facing your child when it comes to attending a daycare center. The daycare center has a duty to provide appropriate care to those under their charge. If this duty is breached and your child is injured at daycare, it is time to contact an Atlanta daycare negligence attorney to protect your family. In even more tragic instances of daycare abuse, you should not have to face this alone. Contacting an attorney like Amber Gilormo, who handles her clients’ matters with dignity, is your next step.

It is impossible to remove all risks, but some questions you may want to ask to make sure that the facilities are safe include the following: 

  • Are the building and grounds being appropriately maintained to promote safety? Playground standards have evolved over the years to promote children’s safety. Buildings need to be maintained in a reasonably safe condition, not just for the protection of the attending children but also for parents and other guests. You can make observations during a visit to the facility you are considering.
  • What are the procedures and policies in place regarding shared meals and snacks? This can be in regard to preventing adverse reactions from allergies, or the spread of common colds and the flu, or other infectious diseases such as strep throat and coronavirus.
  • How does the daycare ensure the required caregiver-to-child ratios are maintained? You want to make sure the daycare center is adequately staffed.
  • How will the daycare communicate out-of-the-ordinary events to parents? This can include a deviation from a standard procedure, security incidents, health incidents, or other occurrences. Knowing what to expect in the way of communication and identifying if a situation affecting or involving your child is not communicated appropriately is important. 

Contact an Atlanta Daycare Negligence Attorney

If a problem arises at your child’s daycare, you should contact an Atlanta daycare negligence attorney to fight for your family’s rights. Gilormo Injury Law will treat your family with compassion and respect. Contact us at 770-343-7101 or complete our online form to schedule your free consultation.

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