Companies transporting children to and from childcare facilities throughout Massachusetts may soon be facing stricter regulations. During a meeting yesterday suggestions have come to include: the additon of an adult personal to monitor children on vans and buses, mechanisms reminding drivers to check for children left-behind, and a new system for double checking for children at the end of routes.

State officials are working dillegently to develop these new procedures in response to last month’s fatality. For the full story of 17-month Gabriel Pierre please click here. The Department of Early Education and Care promises to have recommendations ready by their set October 11th deadline. Keep your eye on the news for proposals in the next couple weeks.

Contact information for the Department of Early Education and Care can be found on theirwebsite.