FORT SCOTT, Kan. – Kansas officials issue an emergency stay order against a Fort Scott daycare center.
According to the Kansas Department of Health and the Environment, “I Am Special Day Care” features “dirty conditions” and violated environmental conditions.
The agency issued the suspension, deeming it necessary to protect children in the home from any potential health or safety threats. This is according to a statement sent out by the KDHE.
The nursery is located at 402 S Little Street.
Surveys conducted at the day care home
Between July 14, 2022 and October 24, 2022, officials conducted five home surveys. According to the KDHE, each survey “found dirty conditions and cited violations of environmental conditions”.
The Emergency Suspension Order document states that the daycare had submitted cleanup plans to the KDHE. The nursery has also received technical assistance from Child Care Aware.
On or about January 25, 2023, state officials did a compliance check at the home, but found more problems.
Such alleged problems include:
- Caregivers of the children were not free from “the physical, mental or emotional handicaps necessary to protect the health, safety and well-being of the children, and were not qualified by temperament, emotional maturity, common sense and understanding of children …”
- Electrical cords/outlets posed a shock hazard
- The house had a pest infestation – an excessive amount of rat droppings
- The floor was sticky with dry dog feces, dog urine, dirt, unknown debris
- The window covering strings were accessible to children
You can read the full order below, or click here.
The order is appealable. This facility’s history of compliance can be found by searching the Childcare and Early Education portal for license #1. 64923 at the address kdhe.ks.gov/386/Licensed-Child-Care-Facility-Inspection-.”
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