• Kid Care Report: Two Jacksonville day cares cited, including one tagged for 8 violations

    By: Letisha Bereola , Action News Jax


    Every week Action News Jax investigates local child care centers to show you how they measure up to state guidelines.

    Action News Jax's Letisha Bereola digs through state records and shows you two day cares in this week’s Kid Care Report, including one tagged for eight violations that mostly involved technical or paperwork issues. 

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    The first day care cited by the Department of Children and Families is Kinder Garden LLC on Baymeadows Road.

    The inspector noted eight violations during a recent visit. Seven of those were class 3’s which, according to DCF, could pose a low potential for harm to children.

    It’s the least serious of the three classifications. 

    Those violations included:
    -The inspector found sippy cups were not labeled with the child’s first and last name.
    -No documentation proving all staff were trained within 30 days of employment on safe sleep practices.

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    Additionally, there was one Class 2 violation at Kinder Garden LLC. According to the inspector an employee background screening was “missing for staff.”

    Kinder Garden LLC had no comment.

    KinderCare Learning center on Atlantic Court was cited for a Class 2 violation. A worker at the front desk declined to comment.

    The center was cited for a missing background screening for a staff member.

    The worker is not allowed to return to the facility until the screening is up to date. The paperwork was submitted during the inspector’s visit.  


    Oak Hill Early Learning Center located at 4151 Old Middleburg Road
    Crawford Early Learning Center located at 5455 Springfield Blvd. 
    8062 Bright Future Learning Center located at 8062 Old Kings Road 
    8301 Every Child Can Learn Child Development Center Inc. 8301 W Beaver St.
    La Petite Academy Inc. located at 13957 Beach Blvd.
    Kidsville 2000 located at 10866 Lem Turner Road 
    JSM Early Learning Enrichment Center located at 6452 New Kings Road 
    Honey Bear’s Daycare Inc. located at 1903 Fouraker Road 
    Honey Bear’s Preschool Inc. located at 1913 Fouraker Road 
    Coastal Early Learning Academy located at 1851 Beach Blvd. 
    Lang’s Little Lambs Preschool located at 5310 Lenox Ave.
    Michele Block Gan Yeladim Preschool at the JCA located at 8505 San Jose Blvd.

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