(Originally aired on WUFT on August 4, 1998)
It’s been a busy year for the Alachua County Childcare Advisory Board. At least 3 childcare centers have been in hot water in just the past few months over repeated and serious violations, including the Kids Zone, Santa Fe Community College’s Childcare Center and now Tidy Baby Infant World Childcare Center. Donna Green-Townsend reports the Tidy Baby Childcare Center has found itself in the middle of a dispute over an issue splitting parents and regulatory agencies on their views on discipline.
A few months after the first report above the Childcare Advisory Board had an emergency meeting to revoke the license of the Tidy Baby Childcare Center following the death of a child at the center after being left in one of the center’s vans.