Can my child care program be sued? If you have ever asked yourself this
question, you are not alone. This guide will help you prevent and manage
problems with potential legal consequences, reduce the risk of a lawsuit,
and assist you in preparing a strong defense should your program be
sued. This practical book covers a wide range of topics, including privacy
issues, accusations of discrimination, employee hiring/firing practices,
and insurance coverage. The authors offer clear advice and examples
of specific policies and procedures that will help you keep children safe
while improving communication with parents, regulators, insurance
agents, and lawyers.
Written by two lawyers with extensive experience working in the child
care field, this easy-to-use guide includes:
• Vignettes of everyday dilemmas, such as what to say to a parent or
caregiver who may be under the influence or what to do if no one
picks up a child.
• Proven solutions and innovative approaches for each dilemma.
• “Think About It” sidebars to assist in the decision-making process.
• Sample parental consent and waiver forms.
Holly Elissa Bruno is an author, keynote speaker, and radio host at
BAM Radio Network, The Voice of the Education Community. She
was Assistant Attorney General for the state of Maine and Assistant
Dean at the University of Maine School of Law. Tom Copeland is an
author, trainer, and advocate for the business of child care. His blog:
www.tomcopelandblog.com is one of the nation’s leading sources of
information on the business of child care.
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2012/Paper and hardcover
New York, NY 10027
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