State launches campaign to remind child caregivers to ‘look again’

alopez@macon.comMay 27, 2014 

Since 2010, seven children in Georgia have died from vehicular heat stroke. To combat the grim statistics, state officials launched a campaign Tuesday designed to help prevent future deaths.

Gov. Nathan Deal joined Bobby Cagle, Department of Early Care and Learning commissioner, at a news conference in Atlanta to announce the “Look Again” campaign and the premiere of a video produced by Cagle’s department.

The video features a mother who lost her 6-year-old daughter after she became trapped in the family car in the garage and a father of a 2-year-old who died after being left in a child care provider’s van.

More than 375,000 children across the state depend on about 6,000 child care providers daily for transportation. There have been 18 incidents of a child left in a vehicle by a child care provider this year, according to a state news release.

More information on the “Look Again” campaign and a link to the video can be found at www.decal.ga.gov.

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