Posted on Aug 23, 2023

Sad girl crying after being abused at daycarePLANO, TX – The Dallas-based personal injury lawyers at The Button Law Firm have filed a lawsuit on behalf of five North Texas Families against a Plano daycare called Children’s Learning Adventure of Willow Bend. The lawsuit comes after the families claimed the daycare violated multiple licensing laws, including using inappropriate discipline against the children in their care.

The exact incidents of improper discipline include:

  • “Popping” 3- and 4-year-old children on the buttocks with a wooden spoon
  • Using threatening language against the group of 15 toddlers
  • Using fear and intimidation tactics when the toddlers misbehaved

The complaint filed on behalf of the families involved in the lawsuit states that the Children’s Learning Adventure Childcare Center – Willow Bend director and other employees at the daycare reported hearing the teacher screaming at children from other parts of the daycare but did nothing to help them.

It wasn’t until a four-year-old told his mother about the abuse in March of 2022 that other families discovered that their children were also victims.

The teacher, Tonya Rush, had no childcare certification or formal training from the facility, even though she was the single caregiver for the large group of toddlers. Rush continuously failed to properly redirect children who were misbehaving, often becoming overwhelmed and seeking help to control the children in her classroom.

According to the suit, Rush’s requests for help were met with laughs by the other caregivers. The caregiver was struggling with her mental health – having sought religious advisers and calling help hotlines during her lunch break while working at Children’s Learning Adventure in Plano.

The daycare injury attorney representing the families, Russell Button, commented, “Children’s Learning Adventure Child Care Center acted in the interest of profits over the well-being of a classroom of toddlers. But more importantly, the daycare center did not take enough action in removing the caregiver, who was clearly unprepared and unfit for the job.”

After investigating independently, the state of Texas was able to substantiate the complaints from the parents.

To read the entire filed complaint, click here.

What is The Button Law Firm Doing to Help These North Texas Families Move Forward After Their Children Have Suffered from Daycare Abuse?

The parents of the children who suffered abuse at this Willow Bend Daycare sought answers about getting justice. After one parent learned about the abuse directly from their child, other parents were alerted and discovered the horrifying truth about their children’s treatment.

To get justice, The Button Law Firm immediately sent preservation letters to conserve the daycare’s evidence and worked with each family directly to learn about what went wrong. Our team has filed an official lawsuit in Collin County against the daycare after learning of the horrific abuse the children suffered and how the daycare did not take any steps to prevent it or put a stop to it when they found out.

With this lawsuit, our team hopes to help these children get the recovery they need to move forward past the needless trauma that they suffered.

How The Button Law Firm Works to Hold Daycares Accountable for Daycare Abuse

The Button Law Firm is experienced in holding abusive and negligent daycares accountable. Our team works with families to help them determine what happened to their child and their options for recovery.

Incidents like what happened at Children’s Learning Adventure – Willow Bend are completely preventable. Daycares must ensure they have trained and qualified caregivers taking care of the children that parents entrust them with.

Contacting The Button Law Firm After Your Child Was Injured at Daycare

To contact the daycare abuse attorneys at The Button Law Firm, call (214) 699-4409 or fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page. You can also contact us by starting a chat.

Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any further questions. We’re here to help you and your family move forward.

Russell Button
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Dallas, Houston, and Midland Texas trial and personal injury lawyer dedicated to securing justice for clients.