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Child Care Rules in Minnesota – Need for Supervision for the Health, Safety and Welfare of Children

By Rob Shainess, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network


In Minnesota, it is estimated that there are 150,000 unlicensed day care centers throughout the State. Yes, that is correct one hundred fifty thousand unlicensed day care centers. Most of these “day care centers” care for a friend, neighbor or relative in their own home or the child’s home. If the day care center is registered, then the day care center can qualify for funds through the state’s child care assistance program. The laws and regulations pertaining to these Minnesota day care centers have changed recently to require first aid training and CPR training in addition to background checks. Some basic training of child care providers can help save a life or prevent serious personal injuries from taking place in a day care center. See Day Care Center Regulations for “Unlicensed Minnesota Day Care Centers”.

Unfortunately, children are often injured in a day care center. Some are injured in small unlicensed day care centers while other children are injured in larger licensed day care centers. When a child suffers a personal injury in a day care center, many questions or issues arise for the parent doing his or her best to get the child cared for and handle other work and home responsibilities. The book titled – The ABCs of Child Injury – Legal Rights of the Injured Child -What Every Parent Should Know – has helpful information for parents on topics including Day Care Center Injuries, School Injuries, Medical Treatment / Medica Bills, and Damages / Compensation.

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