Local child care center has inspection violations that may pose a threat to children

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

This week, 2 out of 10 child care centers received Class 3 violations on their inspections. According to the Florida Department of Children and Families, Class 3 violations pose a low potential of harm to children.

An inspector gave Happy Feet Child Care LLC a Class 3 violation for the outside play area that was littered with trash. DCF said the director cleaned it up on the spot.

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The second child care facility that received a Class 3 violation was the YMCA Afterschool Program at Somerset Preparatory Academy. The violation was for 17 anthills and a gap in the fence.

The First Coast Y sent the following statement:
"The First Coast YMCA partners with Somerset Preparatory Academy to provide afterschool programs and services on-site to school-aged children. Upon learning of the issues, the Y immediately notified the school officials, who are in charge of maintaining the school's facilities and grounds, and asked them to fix the issues as soon as possible. The school has taken action on both eliminating outside ant hills and repairing the fence."

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