With the growing number of infant abuse and neglect cases reported each year, it is no wonder many parents are starting to pay attention – and take caution when placing their children in day care.
For example, after her 7-month-old obtained two broken legs, a broken arm, bite marks on his cheek, bruises on his abdomen and blood in his lungs while at day care, his mother was quoted as saying, “I don’t look for daycare any more. He won’t go back to daycare.” Do you blame her? Parents need to take extra care when choosing child care providers. It is also important that they are aware of the potential for abuse and neglect. Talk to your kids. Play an active role by discussing their day at day care and be in constant communication with their providers. If you suspect that your child has suffered abuse or neglect at day care, notify your local child services organization immediately and contact a daycare abuse attorney.