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FSSA inspection finds violations at daycare where two-year-old wandered from

SOUTH BEND, Ind.—Multiple violations were found during an inspection of Vision Daycare Ministry on June 19, an Family and Social Services Administration spokesperson said Friday.

According to the FSSA, the violations include:

  • Failure to report child abuse or neglect
  • The back door being proper open
  • Insufficient staff to child ratio
  • Lack of supervision

The FSSA says the lack of supervision likely allowed for the two-year-old to wander away unnoticed on June 17. The boy was found by a woman near North Johnson Street and handed over to South Bend Police. Officers then discovered the boy was supposed to be at the daycare after a series of door knocks in the area.

The mother of the boy says she blames the daycare for leaving the door propped open and allowing the boy to wander off. 

The FSSA said that it has provided a plan of correction to the daycare and will follow up on an unannounced basis.

Vision Daycare on Lincolnway West, received two violations from the FSSA on June 6 including improper storage of the following items:

  • Chemicals
  • Medications
  • Firearms
  • Ammunition,
  • other weapons

The FSSA said that it has provided a plan of correction to the daycare and will follow up on an unannounced basis.

Two women at Vision Daycare Ministry declined to speak on camera on June 18 and said the owner of the daycare was not available to answer questions that day. At the time of this writing, Vision Daycare Ministry had not responded to a request for comment.

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