Most parents go to great lengths to ensure that their children are kept safe. They buy baby monitors, childproof their homes, and keep an eagle’s eye on their every move when the children are at home. But many parents do not have the ability to keep a constant eye on their children, so they must depend on daycares to watch them during working hours.
As the number of single-parent and double income households increases every year, so does the need for daycares. Sadly, some daycares have taken advantage of this growing need by opening sub-par establishments where many children are abused or neglected. If you suspect that your child has been the victim of daycare neglect, contact the Iowa personal injury lawyers at LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at (515) 705-0233.
It is vital that parents research both the daycare facility and the staff at prospective daycares. Keep the following warning signs in mind on your search or in regards to your current daycare:
- Sudden changes in your child’s behavior after spending time in daycare, such as regressive behaviors, increased aggression, or fearfulness
- Staff members who do not seem familiar with various special needs that children may have, or seem unwilling to meet these needs
- A high ratio of workers to children, which can create a dangerous lack of supervision
- Unsafe playground equipment or daycare conditions
If you suspect that your child may be a victim of abuse or neglect, it is very important to take action to protect him or her.
If you believe your child has been the victim of daycare negligence, contact your Iowa lawyers at LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at (515) 705-0233.