Children look forward to the summertime delights of long days full of outdoor exploration, poolside splashes, and carefree bike rides as the temperature soars. Nevertheless, in the midst of the enthusiasm, it is crucial for parents to acknowledge the potential dangers that may be present in the apparently harmless environment of summer daycares. At The Licatesi Law Group, we recognize the utmost significance of ensuring the safety of children, particularly during the vibrant summer season.

An important issue that arises during summer activities is the heightened prevalence of intoxicated drivers on the roadways. As families go on vacations or engage in leisurely trips, the likelihood of coming across a motorist who is under the influence of alcohol, or drugs increases as the temperature increases. Regrettably, daycares that transport children to and from summer excursions may unknowingly become involved in such dangerous scenarios. The consequences of a drunk driving accident can be catastrophic, resulting in significant injuries or even fatalities.

Another significant hazard exists in water activities, namely at pools or water parks. Although relaxing, taking dips in water can also provide substantial hazards, particularly for small children. Inadequate supervision or insufficient safety protocols can lead to devastating drownings, dry drownings, or near-drownings. Slip and fall incidents in pool areas exacerbate the danger, potentially resulting in cranial injuries, fractures, or spinal damage.

 During the summer months, bicycle and scooter accidents pose significant risks to child safety. Young children can be reckless when they whiz around on their bikes or scooters, and accidents with cars, people, or fixed objects can happen quickly and have terrible results. Head injuries, cuts, and broken bones are frequent consequences of such occurrences, emphasizing the significance of taking proactive safety precautions.

The incidents are frequently worsened by negligence or lack of attention from daycare personnel or managers. There is a considerable increase in risk when appropriate safety procedures are not followed, close supervision is not maintained, or children are not securely restrained during transit. Parents must acknowledge their rights and pursue legal action if their child becomes a victim of negligence in such situations.

The Licatesi Law Group is prepared to represent families whose children have suffered injuries as a result of someone else's negligence. Our proficient team is well equipped to handle the intricacies of daycare-related accidents and offer empathetic assistance throughout the legal proceedings. If your child has been harmed due to another person's negligence, we strongly advise you to contact us for professional counsel and representation.

Implementing proactive safety measures is crucial to reduce the hazards associated with summer activities in daycares. Below are few crucial recommendations to ensure the safety and welfare of your child:


Ensure Sufficient Oversight: Prior to enrolling your child in a summer daycare facility, inquire about the ratio of staff members to children and the methods for supervision. Choose facilities that focus diligent oversight and employ skilled experts.

Implement and uphold water safety protocols: Instruct your youngster on the significance of water safety, which encompasses the buddy system, adhering to specified swim zones, and refraining from swimming alone. Furthermore, ensure that daycare centers use lifeguards who possess proper certification and strictly follow rigorous pool safety protocols.

Encourage the utilization of helmets: Highlight the significance of donning helmets while cycling or riding scooters, and demonstrate proper helmet usage as an example. Promote the implementation of helmet policies and regular safety inspections for bicycles and scooters among daycare providers.

Promote Safe Transportation: Ensure that daycare vehicles get regular maintenance and are equipped with suitable safety equipment, such as seat belts and kid safety seats. Convey any apprehensions regarding transportation safety to childcare directors and demand strict compliance with established safety measures.

Remain Knowledgeable and Watchful: Keep yourself updated on possible dangers and recalls associated with children's recreational gear, toys, and activities outdoors.  Stay alert during daycare outings and excursions, closely monitoring your child and advocating for their safety.

Parents may guarantee that their children have a summer full of joyful experiences, without the fear of accidents or injuries, by actively taking measures to reduce risks and prioritize safety. If your child is harmed due to the negligence of others, please be aware that The Licatesi Law Group is available to offer steadfast support and legal representation. We prioritize the safety of your child and are dedicated to ensuring that those responsible for any wrongdoing are held accountable. Call us today at (516) 227-2662 for your free consultation.