JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – News4Jax investigated several child care facilities around the area to make sure they were up to code.
The Department of Children and Families provided eight reports on local child care facilities for New4Jax to review this week. Six of them were compliant, but two were not.
One of those two was the Montessori Tides School on Penman Road in Jacksonville Beach, which had 12 violations, including no prepared plan for fire drills.
Two of the children who attended the school had medicines that were expired. But the administrator at Montessori Tides said those two students no longer attend the school.
He also said all the violations his school received were minor and the administration is working on bringing the facility up to code. He claimed his school will be ready for its next surprise inspection.
Wayman Early Learning Academy Westside on Labelle Street had just one minor violation. One of the facility's employees did not have documentation showing completed coursework required by the state for child care workers.
None of the violations found were major or dangerous to the children at these schools.
The six fully compliant schools were:
- Kingdom Kids at CrossRoad, Inc on Gate Parkway North
- Wilma's Little People's School on University Boulevard North
- Chappell at Florida State College at Jacksonville Kent Campus on Roosevelt Boulevard
- Avondale Childs Day Out on Talbot Avenue
- Northside Community Involvement Inc. on Avenue B
- La Petite Academy on Argyle Forest Boulevard
To report concerns or complaints about a child care facility, call 904-485-9564. You can also go to http://www.myflfamilies.com/service-programs/child-care/parent-resources and then select "Provider Search" to search for any local child care facility.