How Does Your Daycare Measure Up?

In Texas, daycares are heavily regulated and monitored by the state agency known as the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. Inspectors routinely drop in to daycares unannounced to inspect, review training of staff and document their findings. When an inspector determines reason to believe that a daycare is not up to standards, they will document those items in a report and label the violations as “Deficiencies.”

Depending on the nature of the violation, the daycare can be shut down if the violations are so severe that the health, safety and well-being of the children are at risk. A daycare operator’s license can be suspended if the violations are of a serious nature. In the event of a violation capable of being cured by simply removing a potentially hazardous or dangerous piece of playground equipment, for example, then the investigator will make a follow-up visit to the daycare facility to ensure compliance.

In every case of an inspection, the daycare operator is required to post in plain view where daycare customers are likely to view inspection reports and any warnings or penalties associated with the agency’s findings. Do not be the least bit bashful about asking a daycare operator or director to see their current inspection reports. The reports serve as a report card of sorts that keeps daycare operators in line with state regulations and enables the state to close daycare facilities that endanger the safety and well-being of the children entrusted to their care.

If your child has been injured at daycare, and you believe the injury resulted from the negligence of a daycare employee, we are here to help. The Carse Law Firm can provide the legal representation you need to recover everything the law allows. Our experience with all types of cases and willingness to expend the financial resources to investigate the case, retain highly regarded expert witnesses and to prepare your case for trial allows us to maximize your recovery.

Call or email our law firm for a free case evaluation. There is never a charge for a consultation to discuss and evaluate the facts of your case.