The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) licenses and inspects Day Care / Child Care facilities. The State of Florida has a very resourceful web site that contains rules, regulations, and provider information for Day Care / Child Care facilities throughout the State. You can look up your child’s Day Care / Child Care facility or research others by going to theProvider Search section of the web site.
Even facilities with good inspection reports and histories make mistakes and fail to provide for the safety, health, and well being of the children. In Florida, each Day Care / Child Care facility undertakes a duty to watch over our most precious resource (our children). If a Florida child is injured or harmed as a result of the inattention or negligence of a Child Care / Day Care employee or an unsafe condition on the premises, a parent can bring an action for compensation of medical bills (past and future), pain and suffering of the child, and damages for the parent. A Florida Child Injury Lawyer can assist with an evaluation of the liability, review of medical records, negotiations with the insurance claims adjuster, and (if necessary) litigation / trial of the case.