Little Friends Learning Center LLC
About this program
We had a almost 11 year old boy run from the playground last summer we caught him and reported it. We got sited because we called police after 20 mins and our policies stated we would call within 15mins. This child was well know with the police for running away. We were unaware of this history at the time.
This Summer we had a new teacher that no longer works for my company, leave a child on the playground for 6 mins. Another staff member was supervising the situation while on break to see how long it took them to notice. The child was playing and happy. Because the other teacher was on break punched out we got sited for missing child. We didn't report this because the child was not missing but state said the other teacher was punched out supervising so we were wrong not to report it. I personally thought the child had to be missing as in we didn't know where the child was.
We have never told anyone not to report anything. We would never do that.
Both these occurrences were unfortunate. I agree this is unacceptable as a parent myself and precautions have been put in place to insure it doesn't happen again, luckily no children were harmed or in danger. We now have implemented a 15 min checklist for count and ratio to insure our staff new and old always know the headcount of children in their care.