How Can I Tell if My Child is Being Neglected at Daycare?

You may have noticed unusual things about your child when they come home from daycare. Maybe they come home with mysterious bruises and cuts, or they’re unusually hungry or thirsty when you pick them up. How can a parent know when something is just the result of a kid being a kid, versus a daycare that’s failing at their responsibility to keep kids safe?

One of the first and most notable signs of neglect at daycare is unexplained bruises, cuts, or injuries. Children playing and getting hurt can be normal – but only to a certain extent. If it becomes a pattern, or if your child suffers from a catastrophic injury, it’s likely due to neglect at the daycare.

You should always ask yourself “is there a legitimate reason for the injury?” and “did the daycare handle it correctly?” If the daycare doesn’t really know what happened or they seem to be covering up the facts, then there’s likely more going on behind the scenes.

Other Common Signs of Daycare Neglect

Other signs that your kid is being neglected at daycare might include:

  • Babies and toddlers coming home with unchanged diapers
  • Changes in behavior, including regression
  • Or kids being left outside or in vehicles

These are just some of the signs of neglect at daycare.

What to Do If Your Child Suffered a Catastrophic Daycare Injury Due to Neglect or Abuse in a Texas Daycare

And if a catastrophic injury or wrongful death happened to your child because they were neglected at daycare, it’s important to speak to an attorney as soon as possible. You may have a case to make against the daycare, and it’s important to get started sooner rather than later. If you’re not yet ready to speak to an attorney, download our free five-step guide on what to do after a daycare injury, linked here. Once you’ve read it, reach out to our team to learn more about the options you and your family have to hold the daycare accountable for neglecting your child.

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