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Georgia Day Care Centers – What Rules / Laws Apply to Van and Bus Transportation and Passenger Checklists?

By Scott Zahler, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network


There was a recent tragic death of Jazmin Green while on a field trip with a day care center to Chuck E. Cheese in Georgia. The death could have easily been avoided had the Georgia Rules and Regulations for Child Care Learning Centers been followed. Pursuant to Rule 591-1-1.36 Transportation of the Rules and Regulations for Child Care Learning Centers, day care staff members must check the vehicle to assure that no child is left on the vehicle. When a child is determined to be missing after a trip, immediate action to locate the child must be taken. There must be a signed checklist to account for the loading and unloading of children. Day care centers must maintain a copy of these signed checklists for a period of one year. Yes, a simple checklist, due diligence, and common sense can save lives and protect children while being transported by Georgia Day Care Centers. See also Jazmin Green (Toddler Death): What Went Wrong? Day Care Nightmare and Blunders: Tragedy for April McAlister and Family and Arrests Made Following Death of Jazmin Green – Difference Between Civil Case and Criminal Case.

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