By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
Teeny Tiny Tots Day Care of Little Rock, Arkansas is under investigation by the State of Arkansas Department of Human Services due to a police report filed by a mother whose child attends the day care. The mother, Jeanette Mojica filed the police report after she found bite marks all over her 11-month-old daughter, who attended the day care – Mojica is accusing the day care of negligence. After the shocking discovery, Mojica took her toddler to a hospital where doctors counted close to 20 bite marks.
Julie Munsell, of DHS, said the fact the child was bitten is not so shocking because children, at certain ages, tend to resort to biting as a means of expressing themselves; however, the scope is what is troublesome in this incident. Munsell also stated that the day care facility, Teeny Tiny Tot Day Care Center, is currently in compliance with licensing rules. But, that has not always been the case – over the past couple of years the day care center had quite a few violations and citations for various things. If you would like to read more on this story please see Arkansas mother charges day care center with negligence after she found her toddler covered in bite marks.
Hopefully, the toddler is not permanently injured, emotionally or physically (scarred), as a result of this incident and she has a full and quick recovery. Day care centers can never underestimate the amount of supervision that is needed when dealing with children. Also, day care providers and the employees and day care facilities need to appreciate the amount of trust they are given – parents pick these day care centers to adequately watch their children when they, the parents, cannot. Children engage in unpredictable behavior. Therefore, it is the duty and responsibility of day care centers to provide a sufficient amount of supervision to ensure the children in its custody are safe from sustaining personal injuries.
Also, DHS lists all the licensed day care centers in Arkansas with information about complaints and violations. The webpage is open to the public. Click here to do your own search of licensed day cares in the state of Arkansas.