Elkhorn family fights for tougher daycare laws
ELKHORN The family of a five-month-old infant who died in a daycare that was violating state law is asking Wisconsin legislators to crack down on such illegally-run operations, according to a report by Today’s TMJ4-TV.
Elkhorn resident David Lazzeroni spoke to a group of senators at a hearing room in the state capitol Feb. 15, urging the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families to do a better job in policing daycare centers operating illegally, like the one in Elkhorn where his son died, the report noted.
Ries Lazzeroni died in April of 2010, under the care of a daycare operator who had no state license, and had ignored an order from the Department of Children and Families back in 2006 to stop operating. The daycare owner was charged with the misdemeanor offense of operating with a failed license, according to online court records.
A bill drafted by state Sen. Spencer Coggs (D-Milwaukee) would increase both the number of DCF inspectors and inspections of problem daycares, and create a hotline to report illegal daycare providers.
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