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Report: Violations Found in 20 Family Day Care Homes

The findings come from a new report on federally-funded Connecticut facilities.

Do you think family day care homes should be more closely inspected? Credit: Patch File Photo
Do you think family day care homes should be more closely inspected? Credit: Patch File Photo
Written by Gary Jeanfaivre
Electrical outlets without covers, dog feces in an outdoor play area, chipping paint and insect-covered fly strips near a dining area are just a sampling of some of the violations found at family day care homes in Connecticut.

The violations, uncovered during an audit last year by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General, took place at homes in Waterbury, New Britain, Hartford, East Hartford, Bridgeport, New Haven, Windsor and Windsor Locks, according to an AP article published on the Middletown Press.  

"The report recommended state officials conduct more frequent inspections, develop a mandatory training program to improve compliance with health and safety regulations and adding examples of situations in which criminal background checks must be conducted of household members," the article states.

Day Cares are heavily regulated in Connecticut, and the state maintains an online list of the statutes and regulations pertaining to the facilities.

The state also has a searchable database where residents can find out if a provider has an active license, as well as other pertinent information, including an inspection history. 

Do you think family day care homes should be more closely inspected? Do you have a day care home you would recommend?

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