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Kansas Day Care Centers – Child Care Centers: What Rights Do Parents Have to Access the Child Care Center?

By Joni J. Franklin, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network


Child care centers and day care centers in Kansas are regulated by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment through various laws, rules, and regulations. Pursuant to General Regulations – K.A.R. 28-4-123 – Parental Access to Child Care Facilities (Page 27), a parent has a right to access the child care center during all hours of operation. This is an important regulation as it allows a parent and requires a facility to “keep its doors open”. A parent could enter the facility at any time. As such, child care centers and its staff must be prepared for such a visit with the understanding that the parent will look around to make sure that everything is in order.

Parents, with children in child care centers, should visit frequently and, if possible, visit at different times. If all parents visit at one time, then the child care center may be more lax during the hours that parents do not visit. Parents are advised to use visitation times to bond with their children and to get to know the child care providers. Learn the names of the child care worker and let them know that you appreciate their hard work. If there is a problem with the care at a child care center or day care center that result in personal injuries, contact a child injury lawyer to get a better understanding of the rights of the injured child and the regulations and laws as they pertain to child care centers.

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