Managing Legal Risks in Early Childhood Programs: How to Prevent Flare-Ups from Becoming Lawsuits

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Teachers College Press, 2012 - Education - 175 pages
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Can my child care program be sued? If you have ever asked yourself this question, you are not alone. This guide will help you prevent and manage problems with potential legal consequences, reduce the risk of a lawsuit, and assist you in preparing a strong defense should your program be sued. This practical book covers a wide range of topics, including privacy issues, accusations of discrimination, employee hiring/firing practices, and insurance coverage. The authors offer clear advice and examples of specific policies and procedures that will help you keep children safe while improving communication with parents, regulators, insurance agents, and lawyers.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1
1
Chapter 2
15
Chapter 3
31
Chapter 4
49
Chapter 5
67
Chapter 6
81
Chapter 7
97
Chapter 8
111
Chapter 9
123
Chapter 10
145
Appendix
153
References
159
Index
169
About the Authors
175
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Holly Elissa Bruno is an author, keynote speaker, and radio host at BAM Radio Network, “The Voice of the Education Community.” She was assistant attorney general for the state of Maine and assistant dean at the University of Maine School of Law. Tom Copeland is an author, trainer, and advocate for the business of child care. His blog (www.tomcopelandblog.com) is one of the nation’s leading sources of information on the business of child care.

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