Daycare room with colorful toysWhy Should You Report Suspicious Activity by Houston Daycare Providers?

Hardworking parents in and around Texas, including in Dallas and Houston, are paying thousands of dollars to daycare facilities to watch over their children. However, many parents may wonder: "Are these daycare facilities keeping their part in protecting and nurturing our kids?"

At the very least, parents have the right to expect their kids can play and learn in a safe environment with qualified teachers.

There are great daycare facilities out there, but there are also terrible ones. It’s extremely important to report injuries and anything that seems odd that has occurred at a daycare facility. These caregivers are paid to watch after our children. If a kid comes home with a broken arm or broken leg, a caregiver was likely not taking their job serious enough to prevent an injury. There are rules and policies created by the State of Texas to ensure that children are being taken care of to the teacher's best ability; that means there has to be a strict child-to-teacher ratio so they can be fully aware of what’s going on.

Typical Daycare Defense: "Kids Being Kids"

When an injury does occur, a common excuse of negligent teachers and caregivers is, “Kids will be kids.” Many times, the daycare will not alert the child's parents of the injury to avoid getting in trouble with their facility. Daycare must disclose any incidents that led to injury to the child's parent, as required by state regulations. Many bad daycare centers are still up and running because no one wants to speak up about an injury fearing that their kid will get kicked out. Until they are held accountable, it will, unfortunately, continue to happen. We want to see it stopped.

Reporting a daycare facility is not only limited to injuries. A teacher’s bad behavior at a facility can be reported as well. Other types of abuse, including emotional and psychological abuse, must be documented - injuries from this kind of abuse can be harmful to a child’s psychological growth.  If all our kids see at daycare is aggression, anger and annoyance from their teacher, that’s what they will catch on to and portray at home.

Is Your Child’s Daycare Clean and Safe?

Lack of cleanliness can also be reported. There are children who have to go to daycare daily for over 8 hours, the least a daycare center can do is keep it up to state regulations in terms of keeping the facility clean and sanitized.

Is Little Einstein’s Learning Academy in Houston Helping or Hurting?

Upon investigating, we discovered that Little Einstein’s Learning Academy on Beechnut St. in Houston has had several cleanliness-related citations throughout the years. There are cracks on the floor filled with crumbs and dirt, and a cockroach was also spotted crawling on a table towards a wall while children were eating their lunch. Not to mention multiple food and drink stains were splattered on the cafeteria wall. Some of the chairs the children use daily have old dirt marks across them. This is unacceptable for a daycare provider.

This is the kind of facility that put profits over kids. This daycare shows that they don’t care about the condition of the facility as long as the parents keep paying them money weekly. 

Want to Know More About The Button Law Firm Can Help If Your Child is Injured or Abused at a Houston Daycare or Preschool?

If you want to report a daycare, follow this link. Don’t hesitate to make a citation report when you notice something that seems odd; you might be helping a future parent’s decision on where their children should go for daycare easier.

If you believe your child was seriously injured while they were at daycare, give us a call at 281-857-6116. We have a team of experienced legal professionals in Houston who can help you and your family. 

If you or a loved one has had a negative experience at Little Einstein’s Learning Academy, or another Houston daycare facility, call us at 281-857-6116. We are here for you and your family. Not only will filing a claim lead you towards getting peace of mind, but you can help prevent other children from getting hurt by the same facility if we are able to create safety awareness. We will help guide you through the process as well as send you useful information on your specific case. You can also fill out this contact us form to tell us your story.

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