2-year-old child left alone at Plantation daycare after closure – CBS Miami

PLANTATION (CBSMiami) – A South Florida daycare center released a statement after a 2-year-old girl was left alone inside the building after it closed Wednesday night.

According to a KinderCare spokesperson, “Nothing is more important to us than the safety of the children in our care. While we are grateful that the child was found quickly and safely, this incident should not have happened.

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According to close family friend Samantha Scaramellino, who posted about the incident on her Facebook page, the girl’s mother, Stephanie Martinez, picked up her daughter from the KinderCare childcare center in Sunrise. and Nob Hill at Plantation to experience “the closed building with the lights off and all.

Martinez walked around the building “knocking on all the windows and after a while, in the dark room, she sees her face emerging”.

She had to call 911.

The Plantation Police Incident Report states that “The Plantation Fire Department forced entry without breaking the door. They just caused pry marks.

The child was recovered safely and “was not in distress”.

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The rest of the KinderCare statement reads as follows: “We take all concerns about child safety seriously and follow specific protocol whenever an issue is raised. Part of that protocol includes notifying our agency partners, like state licensing and child protective services, as we did in this case. We have also placed affected staff members on administrative leave while we and our agency partners examine the issue in more detail.

As these investigations take place, we will also take immediate action to ensure that this sort of thing does not happen again. All of our teachers and staff will be retrained on proper supervision of children. They will also receive additional training in childcare best practices as part of the program we had already planned for all teachers and staff at our centers across the country for Monday’s Professional Development Day.

The police incident report says the last two people in the building were vice principal Nichole Burrillo and teacher Lucilena Viggiano.

“They both checked inside the school and locked all the doors.” It also indicates that Burrillo was in charge of using a tablet to verify all of the children. Both left at 6:20 p.m. and Martinez arrived 8 minutes later. Martinez said she never received a call from school to pick up her daughter.

The business closes at 6 p.m., but the stay is open to parents who regularly pick up late children, according to the report.

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BSO Child Protection Investigation Services will initiate an investigation.

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