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Texas Officials Decide to Drop Proposal to Implement Stricter Staff to Child Ratios in Texas

By Robert Chaiken, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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Apparently, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services has plans to withdraw it proposal to add stricter staffing requiring for the Texas day care facilities. The main reason for the withdrawal is money, especially in the current economy. Specifically, officials predict that lowering the number of children that each day care worker would supervise across the state would increase day care rates.

The withdrawal of this proposal is unfortunate. Supervision is a key factor to keep a children safe and prevent them from sustaining personal injuries, both minor and serious. In its current state, Texas day care centers are struggling with the worker-to-child ratio. If workers have too many children to supervise, they cannot adequately supervise one child under their care because their attention is constantly being diverted. Hopefully, this problem will be solved and Texas day cares will enforce a stricter worker-child ratio. In the meantime, parents should do a thorough research of day care facilities in their area before choosing a specific day care.

If you would like to read on states who have enforced stricter licensing and screening requirements the states’ day care centers please read Michigan Governor Signs Day Care Laws – Stricter Reporting Requirements Should Provide Parents with Better Information About Michigan Day Care Centers.

Also, if you would like to read tips on how to do a proper search of day care centers in your area please read Common Sense Tips in Selecting or Researching a Florida Day Care Center for Your Child.