Far too many daycare centers are very dangerous

When you take your child to a daycare center in Tennessee, you expect the workers at the center to take care of the child as if he or she was their own child. You're entrusting them with an incredibly important part of your life. Unfortunately, reports have shown that this is actually a huge risk on your part, as many daycare centers are not safe at all.

The National Institute of Child Health Development investigated this back in 2007. They ranked the care as "poor" or "fair" in the vast majority of cases. Just 10 percent of the total were ranked as "high" quality. Nine times out of ten, if you randomly pick a daycare center near your home, you're going to get one that doesn't hit this standard.

Often, the danger comes from a lack of workers. Experts have determined that the best possible ratio is to have a caregiver for each three children, if those children are from six to 18 months old. However, the reality is that two-thirds of the daycare centers do not hit this ratio, potentially giving workers more young children than they can realistically handle.

There are inspectors who are supposed to look over the centers and make sure that they're safe and being run properly. However, the problem with that is that it only really works in theory, as there are not enough inspectors to do this work often enough. It means that conditions can deteriorate significantly before investigators even notice, let alone shut the center down.

If your child has been hurt at a daycare center due to negligence and poor care, make sure you know what compensation you may have a right to receive.

Source: Washington Post, "Five shocking facts about child care in the United States," Brad Plumer, accessed June 17, 2015

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