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Rating System Provides Parents with Valuable Information about Day Care Centers

By Kevin Leach, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network


Virginia has a voluntary program in place that rates day care centers on a 4 star scale. The name of the Virginia program is the Virginia Star Quality Initiative. At this time, there are 31 day care centers with a 4 star rating which is the highest rating on the scale. The rating system provides accountability for day care centers / child care centers in Virginia. Since participation in the rating system is voluntary, many day care centers are not included in this rating system. Inspections and visits evaluate the facility. The quality and consistency of teacher child interaction are also observed.

You can review day care centers rated under this system at the Virginia Star Quality Initiative.

It is vital that Virginia day care centers concentrate their efforts on child safety and supervision. Many serious child injuries and wrongful deaths in day care centers can be avoided with consistent care that is in compliance with policies and procedures and Virginia day care regulations.

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