Learning center successfully rebutted allegation that child was not effectively supervised at time of injury  

Topic: Early Care & Learning, Decided by: Judge Teate 
Docket Number: 2227046 , Decision Date: July 29, 2022 
Attachment: Click here to download the decision. 

The Court reversed a decision by the Department of Early Care and Learning to impose a sanction on a learning center for failing to provide supervision and watchful oversight over its children.  The alleged violation occurred when a child injured his chin while in a play area without the staff knowing the injury had occurred.  At the hearing, the learning center presented credible testimony from two teachers, who stated they had been circulating around the play area for optimal supervision at the time of the incident.  The Court concluded that the child’s injury “appeared to be more of a minor accident that could occur under even the best of circumstances.”

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