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Wisconsin Day Care Centers / Child Care Centers – What Rules and Regulations Apply to the Facility?

By Jonathan Safran, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network


In Wisconsin, day care centers / child care centers are licensed by the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families. The Department also known as DCF has promulgated or put in place rules and regulations for each type of facility: Family Child Care Centers, Group Day Care Centers, and Day Camps. It is helpful to review the applicable rules and regulations to make sure that the child care center is providing the necessary care and supervision of your child in the day care setting according to the standards set by the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families.

When a child is injured in a child care center, it is often times difficult for the family to get information or to understand how or why the injuries took place. Did the facility follow the guidelines? Was my child provided with a reasonably safe and appropriate child care environment? Were the injuries preventable with better care, supervision or maintenance of the facility? These questions and others are all pertinent questions when a child is injured in a Wisconsin child care center / day care center. A Wisconsin child injury lawyer can assist the family of a injured child in a child care center review the incident report, rules and regulations, medical records, and medical bills to determine the appropriate legal course of action.

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