It is estimated that approximately 11 million children in day care in the U.S. are under the age of five, many of whom spend, on average, around 35 hours per week in day care. (U.S. Census Bureau: Who’s Minding the Kids? Child Care Arrangements. 2010; 2011.) At a minimum, these children need a safe environment and constant supervision. Sadly, many day care facilities neglect to devote fully their energies to the children under their care, and/or fail to conduct thorough background checks during the hiring process. This lack of attention to detail and/or neglect can contribute to the prevalence of child sexual abuse, since a thorough background check would have revealed a sexual offender, for instance, who has now “slipped through the cracks” and has an opportunity to sexually abuse another child.

If you suspect your child has been sexually abused while at day care, notify law enforcement and learn your legal rights by the Law Offices of Robert M. Wilson. We offer a no-cost, no-obligation and completely private consultation.