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Day care in danger of losing license after violations

Posted: 7:43 PM, Sep 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-09 10:03:47-04

Another day care in Western New York is in trouble after a complaint filed with The NYS Office of Children and Family Services.

The agency found about a half dozen violations at The Blue Giraffe child care center on Elmwood Avenue in the Town of Tonawanda.

The violations have to do with having the proper qualified staff on hand, the number of children on premises, not notifying parents of issues involving children and punishment of children.

The NYS Office of Children and Family Services released a statement to Eyewitness News on their investigation of the child care facility.

"OCFS moved to revoke the program's license following an immediate investigation into complaint allegations. The program dismissed a staff member and is permitted to continue operations under close monitoring while the enforcement is pending. OCFS requires all child care programs to report any suspected incidents of child abuse or maltreatment to the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment. Providers who fail to do so face penalties ranging from fines to revocation of their licenses."

Blue Giraffe tells 7 Eyewitness News that they are aware of the complaint.

“The Blue Giraffe has just become aware of a complaint filed by the Office of Child & Family Services. Nothing like this has ever happened in our nearly 30 year history. We intend to request a hearing to fairly resolve this matter.”

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