What Are The Qualifications We Expect For Daycare Workers? Explained By Dallas Daycare Abuse Lawyer

Daycare Abuse

What Can Texas Daycare Facilities Do To Hire Qualified Employees?

Daycare facilities in Texas MUST hire qualified employees to be child care providers. It is extremely imperative that daycare centers go through a well researched hiring process so that they know for certain that their employees are qualified for the job. Believe it or not, this alone can save the lives of many children, along with the daycare centers using great character judgment during the hiring process. Children are innocent and delicate and they must be handled with love and care.  In order to prevent daycare negligence, we expect safety rules put in place with regard to qualifying and hiring employees.

At a minimum, we expect the daycare employees to:

  1. Have a passion for kids – meaning they actually enjoy being around and taking care of kids. We wouldn't want a bunch of teachers that hate kids and get annoyed or frustrated with them. Instead, you want those people (and they are out there) that just truly enjoy watching and taking care of kids. It is their passion.
  2. Patience – anyone who is a parent of any kind, yes animals count (every employee at my firm has pets), knows how important it is to have patience. What we don’t want is someone that gets agitated dealing with kids then not supervise them because they are frustrated.
  3. Anticipation of harmful child behaviors – we want people that have experience seeing something happen before it does. Most childcare related injuries happen because the teacher is not supervising at all. A majority of injuries happen when the daycare providers let the kids run wild without the proper supervision, which in return causes injuries that could have very well easily been prevented. As adults, we can generally see things coming before they actually happen and nine times out of ten have the power to stop it with good judgment and a sense of urgency. These are the things I would expect from the staff that is hired at daycare centers around the world. 
  4. Honesty – I should not have to write this, but unfortunately, I do. We have seen numerous incidents where clients have come to us and said "they never told me or they downplayed it". Good or bad, parents have a right to know what happens to their kids when they are in the hands of others.
  5. Caring – do the teachers and daycare upper management really care about kids or is this just something to do to collect a check? Most cases I have seen where the daycare facility alleges it is just “kids being kids” and they don’t realize that the only time our clients’ children have been severely injured happened when in daycare. You are paying a daycare facility to take care of your child while you are at work. Why should you expect anything less than what you would do for your child?

At the end of the day, the hiring process of daycare employees should be thorough and tedious. Kids are innocent and susceptible to being taken advantage of by daycare workers. For all of the hard-working families where both parents work, or with single parents, you deserve to have a daycare hire qualified employees that are trained and supervised.

Daycare Abuse And Negligence Can All Be Traced Back To: 

The #1 cause of daycare injuries are caused due to lack of supervision and it all starts with the daycare centers not hiring qualified employees. A lot of times when  daycare injuries do occur, many teachers will not even notify a parent and hope that the child doesn't either. Most of the time this is done to protect themselves or cover up system failures for the facility they work for. 

If your child was injured at daycare, check out this FREE guide: A Five Step Guide For Parents Dealing With A Daycare Injury.

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How To Find A Safe Daycare

If you or a loved one has been impacted by a Dallas daycare facility, reach out to us at our main office 214-888-2216 or simply fill out our Contact Us form.

 Our daycare negligence team is ready to handle all of 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.

If you want more information on how to choose a safe daycare with qualified employees, check out our FREE guide - 11 Tips For Parents Searching For A Safe Daycare. It will cover everything you need to look for to ensure that your child will be safe while under their care.

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