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Video shows 3-year-old girl thrown across room by St. Louis day care employee
"ST. LOUIS, Missouri -- Relatives of a 3-year-old Missouri girl injured at a day care center say they were initially told she was hurt in a fall, but surveillance video shows a woman throwing the girl against a cabinet.
KTVI reports the girl was injured Feb. 1 at the Brighter Day Care and Preschool in St. Louis County. She received seven stitches at a hospital.
The family's attorney says they didn't know what really happened until five days later, when they watched surveillance video with the day care director. KTVI says the worker was fired after the director saw the video.
Police and state child care workers are investigating. "
AP, February 28, 2019
City's child care data portal riddled with inaccurate info
"Parents go the city's Child Care Connect Web site seeking safety information on day-care centers for their kids — and often leave with misleading, incomplete or inaccurate information.
The portal only lists the broad results of Department of Health inspections, not the number of violations."
NY Post, February 9, 2019
'Toddler fight club' video goes viral as 2 day care workers are charged
"On Monday, Mickala Guliford, 28, and Tena N. Dailey, 22, were charged with first-degree endangering the welfare of a child creating a substantial risk, KPLR/Fox2Now reported. They're scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 3, almost two years to the day since the two "encouraged and directed the children to engage in fistfights with each other," court documents quoted by the St. Post-Dispatch say.
The video shows small children, outfitted with big foam "hulk hands," rolling around on the floor pounding each other. One child sits to the side, wiping his eyes. One of the teachers is jumping up and down, the other egging them on.
The St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office told KPLR last week that it would reopen the investigation, and the Missouri Department of Social Services has also been in touch with Merseal.
NY Daily News, November 6, 2018
Oregon day care owner who drugged, abandoned kids to go tanning gets 21 years in prison
" An Oregon woman who pleaded guilty to drugging and abandoning children at her day care so she could go tanning last year was sentenced to more than 21 years in prison Friday.
January Neatherlin, 32, was accused of drugging seven kids — including a six-month-old — with melatonin at her illegal day care named Little Giggles in Bend last March.
Other counts stemmed from the previous mistreatment of children."
NY Daily News, March 12, 2018
Father can't stomach seeing baby son's killer strolling free in the Bronx after brief jail stint
" Walking past the boy's recently freed killer on the street is just too much to bear.
"I thought she was going to be in for another year and a half," said Williamson, who lives just down the street from the death building. "I try to stay away from her ... She walks through the neighborhood as if she's President.""
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, April 29, 2017
Girl, 5, returned to family after being found begging for food at Queens supermarket
" A 5-year-old girl was found hungry and alone at a Queens supermarket Wednesday night, after a day care worker failed to return her to a guardian, police said.
After a mad scramble to locate the girl's family, police reunited little Essiah Miller Love with an aunt, police said.
Essiah walked into the Three Brothers Meat Market on Central Ave. by Neilson St. in Far Rockaway at 6:30 p.m. asking for food, cops said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, March 9, 2017
4-month-old baby dies at hot sheets motel turned city-run homeless shelter in Bronx
" Little Duane Pollard Jr. was found inside the Van Cortlandt Motel on Broadway near W. 256th St. in North Riverdale at about 6:15 p.m.
Paramedics used CPR to try to revive the baby and then rushed him to Montefiore Medical Center, where he could not be saved."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, October 18, 2016.
New Jersey women plead guilty to encouraging kids in daycare 'fight club'
"Erica Kenny and Chanese White were charged with fourth-degree child abuse after students at Lightbridge Academy in Cranford were seen on Snapchat videos last year shoving and hitting each other with the encouragement of the so-called adults."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, September 15, 2016.
After baby's death, day care owner hid 14 children
"Deputies who responded to day care facility about a report of an unresponsive 3-month-old baby say they found a woman hiding 14 children in a downstairs room in her home, an unsupervised toddler in the back yard, and a loaded gun and alcohol accessible to the children in her care."
www.wyff4.com, March 11, 2014.
Criminals Profit From Iowa Daycare System
Quad-City Times, February 10, 2002
Regulators Want New Way of Counting Children in Day Care
The Kansas City Star, July 7, 2002
Daycare.com's State Licensing Standards
State by state listing of licensing standards for home-based child care.
New Laws Designed to Protect Children, Elderly From Abuse
The Telegraph, July 23, 2001
States Lacking in SIDS Precautions in Day Care
The Associated Press, May 7, 2001
Newsday's Day Care Investigation
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In Good Hands
In Good Hands is a book about the importance of safe day care. It's also the story of one family day care that parents loved even after a baby died.
This is also a book filled with answers. It offers a wealth of advice from experts who urge parents not to assume that their job is done after they select a facility. That's when the real work begins.
In Good Hands Kindle Edition on Amazon.com
Child Care Aware
1515 N. Courthouse Road, 11th Floor
Arlington, VA 22201
"Child Care Aware of America is our nation's leading voice for child care. We work with state and local Child Care Resource and Referral agencies (CCR&Rs) and other community partners to ensure that all families have access to quality, affordable child care. To achieve our mission, we lead projects that increase the quality and availability of child care, offer comprehensive training to child care professionals, undertake research, and advocate for child care policies that improve the lives of children and families."
Childcare Resource Unit of Canada
Centre for Urban & Community Studies
University of Toronto
455 Spadina Avenue, Room 305
Toronto, Ontario, CANADA M5S 2G8
Phone: (416) 978-6895
Children's Defense Fund
25 "E" Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 628-8787
Fact Sheets, guidelines for parents, information on the Head Start, Fair Start, and Healthy Start programs.
Find Child Care — California
Child Care Research & Referral Network
Find your local Child Care R&R Network with clickable map of California.
Office of Child Care
Health and safety info, child development info, sections on infant and toddler care, after–school care, tribal and reservation child care resources, how to choose quality care, state–by–state list of child care regulatory organizations, information clearinghouse.
National Network for Child Care
Iowa State University Extension
56 LeBaron Hall
Ames, IA 50011
Phone: (515) 294-5906
YMCA of the USA
101 N. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (312) 977-0031
Information on the YMCA of the USA's child care programs.
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