By Andrew Prine, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
The Michigan Department of Human Resources regulates child day care centers and homes. When considering or re-evaluating a child day care center,it is important for parents and caregivers to obtain licensing information regarding the child day care center. The Michigan Department of Human Resources has a helpful website that allows parents and caregivers to obtain information on child day care centers Statewide throughout the State of Michigan. Parents and caregivers need to be proactive when selecting a child day care center. In addition, once a child is enrolled and attending a child day care center, it is important for the parents and caregivers to periodically check with the Department of Human Resources to make sure that the license is in good standing and that no serious violations of the regulations are taking place at the facility. Unfortunately, many licensed child day care centers in Michigan fail to follow and comply with the regulations. Even ones that do often times fail to properly supervise the child in the facility or fail to provide a safe environment for the children. As a result, children suffer preventable personal injuries in Michigan child day care centers. When this happens, it is helpful to consult with a Michigan child injury lawyer to review the injured child’s rights and applicable laws.