The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has reported that they have closed a Fairway day care center in order to protect children’s health and safety.
The Little Friends Day Care Home on Buena Vista in Fairway is operated by Lynde Ann Price. During an inspection on Thursday, February 18, investigators found two more infants in the day care than the three allowed. One of those children was being kept in a bathroom. Another infant was in a car seat inside a pack and play. The three-month-old was completely covered in blankets, including the child’s head. Price said she had forgotten the child was there.
In 2007, ten children in Kansas died because of abuse or neglect. In Missouri, that number was 50. Missouri ranks fifth in the United States for child abuse deaths.
It is important that every parent know the signs of day care abuse and neglect. If you suspect that a day care provider is abusing or neglecting your child, do not return the child to that day care. Instead, see your pediatrician immediately and contact a lawyer immediately to learn about your child’s legal rights.