The Louisiana Department of Education today (March 23, 2017) revoked the license of Kidzone Preschool,an early learning center in St. Tammany Parish, and terminated its public funding after a toddler escaped the preschool's play yard and wandered into traffic. Staff there failed to report the incident to the Department's Division of Licensing and did not provide the child's parent with all of the details. The three-year-old reportedly left the school, was nearly struck by a vehicle, and was taken to the school whose staff had not noticed the child was gone.
"It's fortunate this young child is safe, but that doesn't change the fact this early learning center failed in its responsibility to care for its students," said State Superintendent John White. "We cannot tolerate such negligence, nor can we allow child care facilities like this one to operate in Louisiana."
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