By Scott A. Marks, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
In California and other States, day care centers should be a safe and healthy environment for children. Unfortunately, some day care centers are unsafe and even health hazards for children. It was reported in Visalia, California that a day care center was temporarily closed due to a discovery / reporting of black mold at the California day care / child care center. The Child Development Center on the College of the Sequoias campus cleared out the furniture and took other steps to address the mold problem in the day care center. It was reported that the black mold was not problematic since it was not airborne; nonetheless, the facility was placed on quarantine. For more information see California Day Care Center Temporarily Closed.
If a parent is concerned about the health and safety of a child in a day care center, it is important for the parent to communicate such concerns to the teacher and staff of the facility. If there is a concern about a health issue, it is helpful to discuss the matter with the child’s pediatrician and State authorities as necessary.