PRAIRIEVILLE, LA (WAFB) - The Louisiana Department of Education has revoked the license of an Ascension Parish after “multiple instances” of toddlers walking off of the campus.
The state agency received a report on March 22 that four 1-year-old children were able to find their way out of the daycare’s play yard of the Color Wheel Learning Center a few days earlier.
Authorities say a passerby saw the children outside of the fence near LA Highway 44 and returned them to the daycare.
Staff at the Color Wheel Learning Center could not explain how the children were able to get out of the play yard.
The Louisiana Department of Education’s Division of Licensing revoked the license of the Color Wheel Learning Center on April 5 after inspecting and issuing citations to the daycare in March and October.
In October 2018, a 1-year-old child opened the gate to the play yard and wandered to the facility’s parking lot, before being noticed by a staff member who happened to be in the parking lot.
The Color Wheel Learning Center has 15 calendar days to appeal the Department’s decision.