By Roy S. Dickinson, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
The Department of Human Services (Day Care Regulation) for the State of Oklahoma is investigating allegations of improper restraint and supervision at the KinderCare based at Oklahoma University (OU). The alleged incidents took place in Norman Oklahoma. A spokeswoman with the Department of Human Services reported that the Department is investigating whether a OU Learning Center child was tied up with sheets at the day care center. A spokeswoman with KinderCare confirmed that there were allegations made regarding the staff and stated that “Inappropriate behavior of any kind is not tolerated in our center.” See Day Care Accused Of Tying Up Children – Oklahoma – DHS Investigating Day Care.
Each State including Oklahoma has rules and regulations for day care centers and child care centers. See Oklahoma Day Care Centers / Child Care Centers – What Rules and Regulations Apply to the Operation of the Day Care Center?
The purpose behind these day care rules and regulation is to provide a safe environment and haven for children while parents are at work. Restraining a child for convenience or supervision is typically against State day care rules and regulations. A sheet is never a proper restraint for a child and can lead to serious injuries including strangulation and asphyxiation.
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