Connecticut Day Care Centers Might Be Liable For Your Child’s Injury
In a recent story out of New York City, a 3-month-old infant died suddenly on his first day at a Manhattan day care. The day care was shut down immediately while an investigation was under way.
Here in Connecticut, day care centers and home day cares are regulated by the state’s Department of Public Health with enforceable laws. It is important to know how the state of Connecticut classifies early child care. Connecticut law classifies the following:
- A Day Care Center offers supplementary care to more than 12 children outside of a home on a continuous basis.
- A Group Day Care Home cares for seven to 12 children (related or unrelated to the provider), and may or may not operate in a private home.
- A Home Day Care provides care for no more than six children (including the provider’s own children).
Day care centers are required to maintain a specific teacher to student ratio, additionally. If your child was injured at a day care or home day care and significant, permanent injury resulted, you may have a personal injury case.
The personal injury attorneys at McEnery Price Messey & Sullivan remind Connecticut parents who are seeking day care for their children to fully vet the facility. The Department of Public Health lets you verify licenses and whether there have been any complaints or violations.