Contents Acknowledgments xi
Introduction: “Can My Child Care Program Be Sued?”
The Limits of This Book
1. Knowing the Right Thing to Do:
Guidance from Legal History, Legal Theory,
and Brain Research
1 Are Your Decisions “Fair Enough” or “No Fair!”?
2 Is One Decision-Making Process Fairer Than the Other?
6 Due Process Model of Fairness
6 How Rational Are Our Decisions?
9 Codes of Ethics
11 Case Study: Reporting Suspected Abuse
12 2. Acting Ethically While Reducing the Risks of a Lawsuit
15 A Theoretical Framework to Reduce the Risks of a Lawsuit
15 Case Study: Handling Different Religious Beliefs
19 Self-Protection Checklist
21 3. Reducing Conflicts with Parents:
Using Contracts and Policies Effectively
31 Setting Y our Own Rules
32 Restrictions on Y our Contract and Policies
33 Payment Schedules
37 Case Study: Offering Customized Payment Plans
37 Rate Structures