The Advocate reported on January 7 and 8, 2011 that a two month old infant died at Baker’s Busy Bee Learning Center from traumatic brain injury. Parents should feel safe when they leave their babies in the care of others, particularly day care centers. Unfortunately, these types of stories make the news more often than we care to see.
There is a great resource provided by the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services parents need to know about. All licensed child care facilities are posted on line which not only includes recent inspections of the facilities but findings of deficiencies by the Department. There is also the “star rating system” posted for some facilities. Having represented the family of a toddler who suffered traumatic brain injury while in the care of a licensed facility, I am very familiar with the suffering a family goes through with such loss. Check out the site at www.dss.louisiana.gov and go to “find licensed day care.”