Articles Posted in Nebraska

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By David Wolf, Attorney

Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

broken%20arm.jpgA day care center has been shut down and its owner arrested in Omaha, Nebraska. Sandra Johnson, also known as Sandra Minor, was arrested for felony child abuse. An emergency order was issued to Johnson (Minor), which immediately suspended her license as a child care provider and, ultimately, shut down her day care center. The emergency order was issued after police were called to Creighton University Medical Center. After the officers arrived, hospital staff advised them that an 11-month-old was being treated for a broken arm. Police then talked with the child’s mother who told police that she believed the incident could have happened at her child’s day care center.

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By David Wolf, Attorney

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Three Nebraska daycare workers are accused of assaulting young girls. These daycare workers allegedly taped a baby’s mouth shut because the baby would not stop crying. Also, it is alleged that a daycare worker bit a child as punishment for biting another child.

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By David Wolf, Attorney

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Fire.jpgA startling statistic is that death rates are twice as high in homes without working fire alarms. SAFE Kids USA reports that over one hundred thousand kids are hurt every year in the US in fire and burn incidents. These incidents are also the the third leading cause of death for children under fourteen years old. In sixty six percent of the cases where a child was injured or died from a residential fire, the fire alarms either weren’t working or were simply never installed. Remarkably, statistics show that a working fire alarm reduces your chances of dying in a fire by fifty percent.

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By David Wolf, Attorney

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education%20school%20day%20care%20building%20blocks%20plprj.jpgIn Nebraska day care centers adequate staffing is vital to the safety and educational needs of the children. In other words, it is important to have a sufficient number of child care workers in place to make sure that the individual needs of each child is met throughout the day. The State of Nebraska has instituted staff to child ratio standards for day care centers under the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Service – Title 391 Nebraska Administrative Code- Child Care Licensing – Chapter 8 – Child Care Centers.

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By David Wolf, Attorney

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education%20school%20day%20care%20black%20chalkboard%20with%20letters%20capital%20and%20small%20letters.jpgWorking parents in Nebraska must rely on child care centers and day care centers to provide supervision, care and education to their children from infants to toddlers to school aged children. The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services provides licensing information to parents, caregivers, and others who want to obtain or research information on a child care center, day care center, health care providers and others. Go to the Official Website for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services – Licensing Information. You can look up a day care center / child care center by name or city. Information posted includes name of the facility, license number, license type, hours of operation, subsidization status, and disciplinary actions by the State of Nebraska. All parents should research a day care center before enrollment. I recommend that parents obtain the online information. In addition, parents should visit the day care center, interview the owner, interview employees, and speak to other parents with children in the day care center.

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By David Wolf, Attorney

Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

Map%20of%20United%20States%20black%20and%20white%20showing%20all%20States.jpgThe United States Department of Health and Human Resources has a website that has a great reference tool for parents and caregivers with children in day care centers and child care centers. Each state regulates day care centers / child care centers through a state specific administrative code and / or policy manual. Go to State Administrative Rules and Policy Manuals for Child Care. Another good resource is located at the website for the National Resource Center for