By David A. Wolf, Child Injury Lawyer
In Minnesota and other States, working parents rely on day care centers so that the parents can provide for their children. While parents, given a choice, would have one parent at home or a family member at home to raise the child during the tender years, the economic realities of life make it necessary to put a child in a day care program. Some day care programs are excellent while others are operated by ill equipped and trained people who open a day care center for the sole purpose of making a living. The substandard day care centers often fail to get licenses, fail to train their staff, and fail to look after the best interest of the child. In addition to training of staff and maintaining a safe environment, there is something else that is needed in every day care center in the form of “patience”. It is well known that children, especially infants, will cry and fuss. Because of this, it does take a certain temperament, personality, and, yes, patience to properly care for a child in a day care center.
A bizarre set of facts took place recently in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It was reported that a day care center provider got fed up with her job and placed a child in a noose to hang the child. The day care provider then took off in a vehicle in a hurry and then got into an automobile accident that was reportedly her fault. You can read more about these incidents at Day Care Center Faces Criminal Charges in Minneapolis Minnesota Following Hanging of Baby.