Ascension Parish daycare permanently shut down after losing appeal

Color Wheel Learning Center on LA 44 had previous citations

4 toddlers escape daycare; officials yank license

PRAIRIEVILLE, La. (WAFB) - A children’s learning center in Ascension Parish that tried to get its license back will permanently shut down.

Color Wheel Learning Center forced to permanently shut down

On June 19, the Louisiana Department of Education denied the appeal of Color Wheel Learning Center, which will now be permanently shut down.

The education department revoked the license in April of 2019 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 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 April 5 after inspecting and issuing citations to the daycare in March and October.

In October of 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.

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