By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
In Kansas and other States, parents must be diligent in selecting a day care center. When considering a day care center, parents should inspect the facility and find out information regarding government inspections and compliance with Kansas day care regulations. A new Kansas Senate bill would require that all home day care centers have an inspection. The proposed law would get rid of the designation “registered home day care center”. Under the prior system, “Registered home day care centers” were not subjected to an initial inspection or follow up inspection. According to some lawmakers, the designation of “registered day care center” gave many parents a false sense of security. You can read more about the Kansas Senate bill to provide better regulation and inspection of all Kansas home based day care centers at Kansas Senate Recommends Tighter Day Care / Child Care Regulations.
Whatever laws are in place, parents should still take an active role in inspecting and researching day care centers. Parents should ask to see licensing and inspection documents. In addition, parents should contact the State and local government agencies to check on the history and compliance of the day care center.