By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
Nebraska day care centers / child care centers must comply with criteria, rules, and regulations set forth by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Service – Title 391 Nebraska Administrative Code- Child Care Licensing – Chapter 8 – Child Care Centers.
These rules and regulations cover the following: administration, staff records, staff qualifications, in service requirements, staffing, staff ratio requirements, meals and snacks, discipline, materials and equipment, outdoor play areas / playgrounds, infant care, child health, written permission and instructions, parental responsibility, transportation, and other matters. It is important for Nebraska child care and day care centers to follow these rules and regulations. Many of these rules and regulations help promote the health, safety and welfare of children in Nebraska day care centers. When a child is hurt or injured as a result of day care negligence, a review of the rules and regulations will typically show that one or more of these regulations were not followed. Parents and caregivers in Nebraska should read these rules and regulations to make sure that their children’s day care facility is properly following the law and properly supervising the children.