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Minnesota Law Increases Training Requirements for All Day Care Teachers and Assistants

By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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If passed, a new Minnesota bill would require stricter CPR training requirements for the state’s child care centers. The bill would require training for all teachers and assistant in child care centers. The current law in Minnesota only requires one person trained in CPR to be present at the center. The bill was introduced by two Minnesota lawmakers after the tragic death of a 4-year-old girls in North Mankato. Hannah Kozitza died in June 2010 after choking on a grape at her day care facility. For more see New Minnesota bill could require stricter CPR requirements for workers in the state’s child care centers. By requiring more child care employees to be trained in CPR, more staff members will be available to aid the children in case of an emergency. The more safety at child care centers can be increased, the better our children will be cared for.

Other state Legislatures have increased the safety at child care centers by imposing stricter screening and background check procedures for employees and installing new technology in the centers that allow parents to watch their children while at the facility.