We expect daycare owners to hire the correct and qualified caregivers that will be working with the children. This will be essential toward the success of their business. A daycare owner can’t hire a person who does not have the patience for young children. This, unfortunately, was the case at Starbright Learning Center.
What Happened At This Houston Daycare?
Starbright Learning Center, located in Houston, Texas did not do a proper hiring process, leading them to hire an unqualified daycare worker who abused a child while under care. It lead to this employee using violence on a young child.
A mother went to go pick up her child from daycare, on their way out of the building she noticed that he child was visibly shaken and wouldn’t stop holding his left cheek. When she got him inside the car and asked him questions, the child then moved his hand from his cheek and to her surprise, there was a handprint across his cheek. The mother described the injury as “a giant hand-print plain as daylight across his face.”
The mother immediately went into the daycare facility and confronted the daycare’s director and her child’s teacher. The child’s teacher openly admitted she had hit her son on the face. The teacher was then arrested and charged with a felony.
“I want to make sure she’s never allowed to be around children again. Who’s to say she hasn’t done this before and it hadn’t been reported” said the mother and she is absolutely correct. This is why it’s important to report any injury to your child. No matter how big or small. If a caregiver is willing to put their hands on a child there is no telling what other things he or she would do to other children.
Follow this link on how to make an incident report. It can be a world of difference
Daycares often swamped with kids so they get desperate and hire anyone who comes through the doors asking for a job. We have a guide on how to select a daycare and what qualifications we believe a caregiver should have.
What Can The Button Law Firm Do To Help?
If your child has been a victim of daycare abuse, please give us a call at 281-857-6161. Our daycare negligence team is ready to handle all your needs and answer any questions you may have. When your child is hurt, the last thing you want to do is deal with the legal side. Let us guide you through that process so you can focus on your child’s medical treatment and your family.