By Scott Zahler, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
In Georgia and other States, day care center and child care center providers have a duty to supervise children enrolled in the program. If there is a field trip or off site activity, it is important for day care center operators to make sure that all children are supervised at the activity and that all children are properly transported or brought back to the facility. In many instances, a simple checklist or attendance sheet can be be used to make sure each and every child is present and accounted for. In some instances, children are lost or forgotten about because there is no checklist in place or because the checklist is not used. Leaving a child behind can lead to a variety of problems and dangers for a small child. In Augusta, Georgia, a 2 year old child under the care of Amandable’s Angel’s Childcare Center, her 2 year old daughter Mackenzie, Turns out he did know something. Investigators say when the daycare workers left behind at a park. When the day care center first became aware that the child was missing, the staff did not know where she was. It took the help of the child’s 4 year old brother to let everyone know that the missing child may have been left behind at Elliot Park. The child was later found, but that is not the end of the story. The three day care workers involved were charged with the crime of deprivation of a minor. Of course, the day care workers will have the right to defend themselves in the criminal proceedings. Regardless of the outcome of the criminal case, day care centers should take stories like this heart and use a checklist consistently so that each and every child is accounted for and that NO CHILD IS LEFT BEHIND. You can read more about this story at Augusta, Georgia Police Report that Child Was Left Behind by Day Care Center at Local Park.