Missouri State Lacks Trusted Daycare Facility Reports
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
A Missouri mother is upset after a disturbing
daycare incident involving her son. The parent enrolled her child in a local daycare in
Union after researching the daycare’s state violations. The state's
website only showed minor violations, leaving the mother to believe the
daycare was safe. After her child had attended the daycare for several
weeks, he began to show disturbing signs of abuse. The mother said she
became extremely concerned by his behavior and started doing more research
into the daycare. The mother uncovered a 2008 news investigation, revealing
extremely upsetting allegations against the daycare her son attended.
The investigation also revealed a number of other complaints about the
facility, dating back over twenty years. The mother believes the state
is failing to inform parents of past problems at daycares and cannot be
trusted. The state's website acknowledges that it doesn't include
a facility's full records; listing only inspection reports that go
back to 2013 and substantiated complaints that only go back to 2015.
Advocates agree with this mother that there should be a better way to find
truthful information about daycare facilities. Finding information about
early child care and education in Missouri should not be challenging.
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed a bill to implement a quality rating
system, but it will not be in place for at least three years.
If your child was injured at a daycare facility and you believe it was
caused by negligence or willful misconduct, please call a trusted personal
injury attorney at Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC, at soon as possible.
These types of situations can be heartbreaking, especially when your child’s
well-being was compromised. A trust attorney will provide the legal support
you need during your recovery for damages.
Contact Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC, today.