Day care centers have become a reality for most families, as the majority of households have two working parents or caregivers. According to Child Care Aware of America, there are approximately 4,100 center-based child care programs in North Carolina, employing some 25,000 workers. The average salary for those workers is about $21,000 annually.
These facilities are entrusted to care for vulnerable infants and young children, who often cannot yet fully communicate and are unable to defend themselves. These centers have a significant responsibility in ensuring the children in their care receive the appropriate supervision and that staffers are fully vetted. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen.
Take the following case recently reported by NJ.com, wherein two day care workers are accused of initiating a “fight club” of toddlers, who were encouraged to fight one another so that the day care workers could record the incidents on their cell phones. Continue reading