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DOUBLE TAP TO ZOOM WITH PHONE OR TABLET Published simultaneously by Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027, and by Redleaf Press, 10 Yorkton Court, Saint Paul, MN 55117 Copyright © 2012 by Teachers College, Columbia University All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, or any information storage and retrieval system, without permission from the publisher. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Bruno, Holly Elissa. Managing legal risks in early childhood programs : how to prevent flare-ups from becoming lawsuits / Holly Elissa Bruno, Tom Copeland. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-0-8077-5377-4 (pbk. : alk. paper) 1. Day care centers—Law and legislation—United States. 2. Early childhood education—Law and legislation—United States. 3. Child care services—Law and legislation—United States. I. Copeland, Tom. II. Title. KF2042.D3B78 2012 344.7303’2712—dc23 2012024398 ISBN 978-0-8077-5377-4 (paperback) Printed on acid-free paper Manufactured in the United States of America 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL