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Delaware Day Care Centers – What Are the Day Care Center’s Duties as to Safety and Hazards to Children?

By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network


Children placed in Delaware day care centers are the unfortunate victims of day care negligence. Simple measures can be taken by day care centers to reduce the incidents of injury and harm to children that take place in the day care center. Good Delaware day care centers know and follow the rules and regulations set forth in
the State of Delaware – Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families – Delacare – Requirements for Day Care Centers.

Delaware day care centers should keep all poisonous and toxic materials out of the reach of children. Furthermore, all containers of poisonous and toxic materials should be clearly marked. All porches or elevations over 2 feet in height shall have barriers to prevent children and visitors from falling. Glass doors and sliding doors shall be clearly marked with stickers or other safety measures at the child’s height to provide notice to the children of the glass door. Stairways with 4 or more stairs shall having railings. Electrical receptacles shall have child proof outlets when not in use. These safety measures and others can help prevent serious personal injuries to children in Delaware’s day care centers.

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