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New Legislation for Indiana Daycares

Steve Wagner

There are currently over 1000 unlicensed operating daycares in the state of Indiana, and out of the last 21 daycare deaths since 2009, 15 of those deaths occurred at these unlicensed facilities. Sadly, nine of those deaths were reported in last year, in 2012.

In order to remain an unlicensed facility in Indiana, the law requires that a daycare center must not regularly care for more than six children. In order to prevent and hopefully eliminate the injuries and deaths of children in these facilities, lawmakers are currently writing legislation to make certification and training more stringent.

Since many of these daycare facilities still receive state funding, legislators believe it is more than fair for them to be under the scrutiny of state management and regulation. Much of this regulation would involve training requirements to ensure unlicensed facilities have adequate staffing (current requirements do demand that all primary caregivers be at least 18 years of age).

Making changes like these are crucial for the state of Indiana to protect our children. It is important to maintain cost effective daycare centers for working families, but it is also important to ensure the safety of our children and demand that they are protected and well cared for during their days.

If you have had a loved one injured or subjected to daycare negligence at an Indiana daycare facility, the daycare negligence lawyers at Wagner Reese can assist you. Our attorneys have handled a number of lawsuits against daycares and daycare providers for personal injury and wrongful death to children. Give us a call today at (888) 204-8440 to schedule your free consultation.

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