St. Louis area child care centers are seeing reports of child on child sex acts

UNIVERSITY CITY, MO (KPLR) – Children are complaining about other children in sexual situations at daycares. Report after report piled up as we examined inspection reports. Fox 2 News found cases in which inspectors looked into complaints from children and cited centers for failing to supervise.

One mother, whose identity we’re protecting, said, “A 4-year-old? She’s just now learning her own body parts.”

The University City mother struggled with the words to explain what her four year old told her happened at daycare. “This is not what we’re supposed to be doing in school,” she said. “You’re supposed to be learning how to write.”

Hospital records show her 4-year-old told a social worker a "big baby" touched her privates and that "it hurt." The 4-year-old had been attending Agape Child Development Center. A representative declined to talk on camera, but told me she did not think it was possible for a young child to commit sexual assault.

In our Fox Files investigation, we found six similar reports at other daycares, while digging through two years of child care center inspection reports from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, also known as DHSS. The agency investigates child safety issues ranging from staff/child ratios to food safety. DHSS also inspects daycares after a complaint. If DHSS finds a violation, it generates a report called a "substantiated complaint."

In November 2015, state child care inspectors went into Growing Footprints in south St. Louis City after an allegation that a 4-year-old and 3-year-old were “sexually acting out.” One of the parents reported to the state that her child “told her he was scared and told the (other child) to stop.”

The state did not substantiate the specific allegations, but did conclude the teachers were “in another room, leaving children without adult supervision.”

An attorney representing Growing Footprints said, “(The inspector) is not with Family Services and has no competence to determine whether abuse has occurred. The female child allegedly involved was 3 or 4-years-old. It is not believable that a child of such tender age would even know what these acts are, let alone force them on someone."

The attorney provided Fox 2 News with a report from another agency, Social Services, which responds to child endangerment hotline calls. That report states, "There is insufficient evidence to conclude that either child was neglected.”

In May 2015, DHSS inspected Mary Margaret on Telegraph Road to look into a "report of a sex act between two kids in a bathroom." Again, state inspectors did not substantiate the specific allegations but wrote supervision "violations" stating "children are not to be left unobserved." Mary Margaret sent Fox 2 News a statement disputing the length of time the children were alone in the bathroom, adding, "the center has put in place a policy that only one child shall use the restroom at a time."

Back to the mom of the 4-year-old who reported problems. She added, “Everything comes from home, it starts from home, they have to see it one way or another.”

She called attorney Ken Carp, who said it can happen anywhere.

“It doesn’t matter if it’s University City. It doesn’t matter if it’s St. Charles, you still have people interacting with people,” he said. Carp believes most parents do not report problems to the State.

“What parents have to do at a daycare is look, listen, and ask,” he said. “You have to look at what’s going on. You’ve got to listen to what your kid says. You’ve got to ask questions.” The unnamed mom said she’s glad her daughter told her.

“I want other parents to know that it does not hurt to talk to their children no matter what the age is for them to let their kids know that it`s ok to come home and tell mom and dad that something is going on.”

You can read every report, including every substantiated complaint at a daycare in the last two years here:

Daycare Date Incident
A Mothers Luv 9/28/2015 Over Capacity
A Mothers Luv 10/27/2015 Over Capacity
Aarin's Infants and Children's Enrichment Center LLC 7/1/2015 Windows/doors not screened securely; No diapering area; Children being cared for in wrong rooms.
Aarin's Infants and Children's Enrichment Center LLC 1/21/2016 Unpaid Electric Bill
Aarin's Infants and Children's Enrichment Center LLC 1/26/2016 Unpaid Electric Bill
Aarin's Infants and Children's Enrichment Center LLC 1/28/2016 Out of Ratio
Aarin's Infants and Children's Enrichment Center LLC 9/18/2015 Unpaid Electric Bill
Aarin's Infants and Children's Enrichment Center LLC 10/13/2015 Mold
Aarin's Infants and Children's Enrichment Center LLC 1/28/2015 Humiliating discipline techniques; Profanity; Improper Driver's License; Child not wearing seatbelt
Aarin's Infants and Children's Enrichment Center LLC 1/6/2015 Unpaid Electric Bill
Aarin's Infants and Children's Enrichment Center LLC 2/17/2015 Unpaid Electric Bill
Aarin's Infants and Children's Enrichment Center LLC 3/13/2014 Inadequate equipment for school-age children
Aarin's Infants and Children's Enrichment Center LLC 3/14/2014 Broken furniture
Aarin's Infants and Children's Enrichment Center LLC 3/31/2014 Unpaid Staff
Aarin's Infants and Children's Enrichment Center LLC 4/23/2015 Child's diet plan not followed
Aarin's Infants and Children's Enrichment Center LLC 5/15/2014 Unpaid Electric Bill
Aarin's Infants and Children's Enrichment Center LLC 7/15/2014 Child left unsupervised; Facility out of ratio
Aarin's Infants and Children's Enrichment Center LLC 8/1/2014 Unsafe Play Area; Fail to record injury to child
Aarin's Infants and Children's Enrichment Center LLC 8/26/2014 Unpaid Electric Bill
Aarin's Infants and Children's Enrichment Center LLC 9/25/2014 Facility out of Ratio
Aarin's Infants and Children's Enrichment Center LLC 12/16/2014 Facility out of Ratio
Aarin's Infants and Children's Enrichment Center LLC 7/2/2015 Mold; No hot water; Water on floor
ABC Daycare & Learning Centers, Inc. 7/8/2014 Child left unsupervised outdoors in heat; injuries not reported immediately to parents
ABC Daycare & Learning Centers, Inc. 11/10/2015 Child wanders onto parking lot
ABC Infants, Inc. 5/12/2015 Physical Abuse; Unsafe exits; Facility out of Ratio
Adventure Learning Center 2/4/2014 Child left unsupervised; Child not wearing seatbelt in facility vehicle; Children not accounted for upon arrival from field trip
Adventure Learning Center LTD 10/28/2015 Caregiver under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs; Children left without competent adult supervision
Adventure Learning Center LTD 11/17/2015 Children left unsupervised on playground; Accidents/injuries not properly reported
Agape Academy and Child Development Center 11/9/2015 Facility out of Ratio
All My Children 2/18/2015 Unpaid Electric Bill
All My Children 4/9/2015 Facility out of Ratio
Angela Allen 2/11/2015 Facility out of Ratio
An Apple A Day 2/26/2015 Temperature in Children's room too cold (50 degrees)
Apple of Your Eye Learning Center 3/5/2014 Wrong child placed on bus
Ashton & Friends Child Care Center LLC. 10/22/2015 Unpaid Electric Bill
Ashton & Friends Child Care Center LLC. 8/13/2015 Inaccurate billing/records
Babbs Childcare 6/24/2015 Inaccurate billing/records; inaccurate attendance records
Babbs Childcare 10/8/2014 Licensing Violations
Tenesha Bady 5/5/2015 Facility out of Ratio
Tenesha Bady 5/7/2015 Facility out of Ratio
Bayless Preschool 3/11/2014 Sexual Misconduct - staff failed to separate two children, allowing multiple incidents to take place
Bee Bright Learning Center 6/11/2015 Teacher sits on student
Beginnings Futures 10/30/2014 Child suffers burns, parents not immediately notified; Facility out of ratio; Child left without competent adult supervision
BETH ACADEMY LLC 9/22/2015 Child left unsupervised
Bland, Kim 3/26/2015 Unpaid Electric Bill
Blossom Wood Day School 1/19/2016 Unpaid Electric Bill
Bright Beginnings Learning Center 1/9/2015 Unpaid Electric Bill
Bright Beginnings Learning Center 2/10/2015 Unpaid Electric Bill
Bright Beginnings Learning Center 6/25/2014 Sexual incident - Children left without competent adult supervision
Bright Beginnings Learning Center 7/7/2014 Facility out of Ratio
Bright Beginnings Learning Center 11/3/2014 Facility out of Ratio; Facility lacks specialized care plan for child with specific need
Bright Beginnings Learning Center 11/5/2015 Child left outside unsupervised, found by firefighters
Bright Beginnings Learning Center 11/5/2015 Staff member smokes tobacco products while caring for children
Bright Start Academy 8/28/2015 Child fed food they are allergic to; Teacher mixes incorrect formulas
Bright Start Academy 8/28/2015 Unclean facility
Bright Start Academy 8/28/2015 Child fed wrong formula
Bright Start Academy 8/25/2015 Child fed cheese, which she is allergic to
Bright Start Academy 11/4/2015 Staff member brings lice to facility
Bright Start Academy 5/18/2015 Facility is out of ratio; Children's clothes not changed after accidents
Bright Start Academy 4/14/2014 Facility out of Ratio; Temperatures too cold
Brighter Daycare 3/17/2015 Teacher present during fight between 9 year old child and 4 year old child, does not take action
Brighter Daycare 9/8/2014 Child "jumped" by other children - Children left unsupervised; Parents not notified immediately
Brooks, Thelma 1/13/2016 Day care owner involved in fight with teenage daughter in front of children
Bryson, Darla 9/15/2015 Unlicensed Facility
Buckley, Karen 7/21/2015 Facility out of Ratio
Busy Bee Learning Center 2/19/2015 Unpaid Electric Bill
Busy Bee Learning Center 7/17/2014 Unpaid Electric Bill
Busy Bee Learning Center 8/5/2015 Unpaid Electric Bill
Busy Bee Learning Center 9/16/2015 Unpaid Electric Bill
Busy Bee Learning Center 10/15/2014 Areas used by children covered in dog feces; Facility out of ratio
Buttons and Bows Preschool 1/8/2015 Physical punishment used; inappropriate discipline
Buttons and Bows Preschool 1/25/2016 Facility is not free of dirt, insects, spiders, rodents or other pests.
Buttons and Bows Preschool 12/15/2015 Child released to someone other than legal guardian
Carondelet School 4/21/2015 Child left without competent adult supervision
Carr Square Infant Toddler Development Center 2/26/2014 Damage from water pipe breaking left unfixed before continuence of day care services; Day care staff member doesn't provide care conducive to welfare of child
Carolyn's Kids 5/19/2015 Child left alone in van
Case Dia Montessori 4/6/2015 Child left unsupervised, falls from crib; Day care staff member doesn't provide care conducive to welfare of child
CDC New Vision Learning Academy 10/9/2014 Facility out of Ratio
CDC New Vision Learning Academy 10/30/2014 Unsanitary conditions; improper use of equipment; facility is out of ratio
Chapel of Praise Church Rich and Little Preschool and Day Care Center 11/8/2014 Pemises deemed unsafe for the care of children; Floor not properly cleaned; facility out of ratio
Charleys Angels 1/5/2016 No running water
Charleys Angels 6/27/2014 Facility out of Ratio
Charleys Angels 10/15/2015 Facility is not free of dirt, insects, spiders, rodents or other pests.
Chesterfield Children's Center 5/28/2015 Medication given to child without adult supervision
Chesterfield Children's Center 8/4/2014 Facility out of Ratio; Inaccurate records provided
Chesterfield Children's Center 10/7/2014 Child served wrong food; Provider unaware of diet plan
Chesterfield Children's Center 12/2/2014 Child served wrong food; Provider unaware of diet plan
Chesterfield Kids 6/18/2014 Facility out of Ratio
Chesterfield Kids 8/5/2014 Facility out of Ratio
Children's Choice Academy 7/27/2015 Medication administered improperly; Medication must be recorded promptly after administration
Children's Choice Academy 1/24/2014 Warm, running water must be adjacent to diapering area; Driver of day care vehicles must be 18 years old and have valid driver's license to transport children in Missouri; Facility is out of ratio
Children's Choice Academy 3/25/2014 Driver of day care vehicles must be 18 years old and have valid driver's license to transport children in Missouri
Children's Discovery Learning Center 9/11/2014 Unsafe playground equipment
Christ Memorial Child Care Center 1/8/2015 Temperature in Children's room too cold (65 degrees)
City Sprouts Daycare 1/29/2015 Children not placed in car seats
City Sprouts Daycare 8/28/2015 Convicted felon working while children are present
Clara Belle Nursery School 8/5/2014 Children left unsupervised on playground; Accidents/injuries not properly reported; Facility out of ratio; Use of tobacco while children present
Clara Belle Nursery School 8/29/2014 Mixed age groups; Children left unsupervised
Clary, Jamie 11/23/2015 Unlicensed Facility
Clary, Jamie 12/1/2015 Unlicensed Facility
Computer Kidz 4/10/2015 Play area unsafe for children's activities
Computer Kidz 6/26/2014 Staff lacks TB test results; Facility out of ratio
Cornerstone Center for Early Learning 9/29/2014 Teacher hangs child on coat hanger
Creative Corner 12/23/2014 Teacher bites child
Creative Mindz Childcare Center 7/10/2014 Facility is not free of dirt, insects, spiders, rodents or other pests; Unsafe playground equipment
Creative Mindz Childcare Center 2/13/2014 Facility out of Ratio
Creative Mindz Childcare Center 3/31/2014 Facility out of Ratio
Creative Mindz Childcare Center 4/3/2014 Facility out of Ratio; Mixed age groups
Creative Mindz Childcare Center 10/2/2015 Mixed age groups
Creative Nursery 3/26/2015 Children unsupervised in bathroom; Injury information not provided in child's individual file
Daruby Enterprises 1/21/2015 Unpaid Electric Bill
Daruby Enterprises 7/9/2015 Unpaid Electric Bill
Destiny House 10/1/2014 Staff fails to notify parents of child's injury in timely manner
Developmental Learning Center Inc. 2/25/2014 Staff did not notify parents of child's injury
Developmental Learning Center Inc. 8/22/2014 Unsanitary diaper-chaning procedure
Developmental Learning Center Inc. 2/25/2014 Parents not notified about child's injury
Developmental Learning Center Inc. 1/20/2015 Humiliating discipline technique
Diave Day Care Center 8/10/2015 Driver of day care vehicles must be 18 years old and have valid driver's license to transport children in Missouri; Children must be fastened in car seats; Children must not be left without competent adult supervision; Day care personal must cooperate with the departmen
Diave Day Care Center 12/16/2015 Unpaid Electric Bill
Dorothy Jones 12/9/2014 Inspector locked out on four separate occasions
Downtown Children's Center 4/30/2014 Child left without competent adult supervision
D.U.M.A.S. BI-LINGUAL CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER 9/30/2015 Child placed in area not approved for childcare
Durney, Mary Jane 10/16/2015 Ms. Durney does not have a license, and cannot provide care for unrelated children
Educare Early Childhood Center 1/29/2015 Profanity on girls bathroom door; Unclean bathrooms; Toilet and hand-washing facilities not working properly; Improper lighting;
Educare Early Childhood Center 5/5/2015 Child left unsupervised; Facility out of ratio; Mixed age groups
Educare Early Childhood Center 6/25/2014 Contageous disease spreads throughout facility, not properly reported
Educare Early Childhood Center 6/27/2014 Contageous disease spreads throughout facility, not properly reported
EEI Compas Eeucational Partners 11/4/2014 Sexual contact between two children while unsupervised in restroom
Eternity Child Care 11/5/2014 Misleading hours of operation; facility is out of ratio; mixed ages; improper separation between age groups
Explorers School 7/24/2014 Child hit with Ruler; Child left without competent adult supervision; At least one full hour of outdoor play for children in attendance;
Faith Academy of Montessori 9/30/2014 Child left outside alone
Family Resource Center 3/31/2014 Staff drags child across floor
Family Resource Center 11/4/2014 Child left in van for 3 hours
FANARA, MILLIE 10/2/2015 Unlicensed Facility
Felicia Canada-Duckworth 3/20/2014 Unpaid Electric Bill
Ferguson-Florissant School District Preschool at MSB 1/29/2014 Child left alone in classroom for 25 minutes
First Class Christian Child Care & Preschool 6/25/2014 Children left alone in van; Van driver does not have proper license to be transporting children; Mixed age groups; Records not kept properly
First Priority Development Center 9/10/2015 Unapproved daycare driver; children not placed in car seats; staff did not cooperate with department
FIT Martial Arts Center 8/13/2015 Unlicensed Facility
Ford, Eulanda 3/14/2014 Caring for more than four unrelated children
Friendly Temple 8/24/2015 Child left alone on playground
Fun 2 3 Childcare - Sunset Hills 8/27/2015 Facility out of Ratio
Fun 2 3 Childcare - Sunset Hills 5/14/2014 Children left unsupervised; Out of ratio
Future Geniuses 6/5/2014 Van used to transport children does not have seatbelts
Future Stars Academy 8/26/2015 Staff failed to file injury report/notify parents
Future Stars Academy 6/2/2015 Child left unsupervised; Parents not notified immediately of accident
Future Stars Academy 2/27/2015 Children left unsupervised; Physical punishment; Humiliating discipline techniques
Gardiner, Catherine 11/24/2014 Unsanitary play equipment
Good Shepherd School for Children 2/26/2014 Child left in playroom for less than two minutes
Good Shepherd Infant and Todler Center 7/10/2014 Dead insects in sink/on floor; out of ratio
Good Shepherd Infant and Todler Center 7/15/2014 Unpaid Electric Bill
Good Shepherd Infant and Todler Center 9/4/2014 Glue traps accessible to children; Insect problem; Hanging cords in infant room
Grace Hill Settlement House 4/8/2015 Child left alone
Great Beginnings Learning Center 6/10/2015 Children left unsupervised in movie theatre
Great Beginnings Learning Center 3/13/2015 Facility out of Ratio
Growing Footprints 11/18/2015 Sexual contact between two children while unsupervised during naptime
Growing Mindz Academy 9/10/2015 10-month-old bitten in face by other child
Growing Mindz Academy 5/12/2014 Facility charges for services it did not provide
H W 2 Child Center 2 6/9/2014 Facility out of Ratio
Hampton Academy Center 5/12/2014 Unpaid Electric Bill
Hampton Academy Center 7/21/2014 Car crashes into building during police chase
Hampton Academy Center 10/15/2014 Invalid marriage certificate provided
Hampton Academy Center 11/4/2014 $16,000 in Unpaid Rent
Happy Go Lucky Daycare Home 3/23/2016 Caregiver leaves children home alone
HENDERSHOTT, HEATHER 1/21/2016 Unlicensed Facility
Heritage Christian Academy 8/19/2015 Children left unsupervised, found by caller with his pants down
Hightower, Renita 9/28/2015 Out of Ratio
Honey-Bee Plus Daycare Center 9/2/2015 Out of Ratio
Hope Academy 1/20/2015 Teacher locks child in bathroom
House of Montessori Education 10/15/2014 Child left in van
House of Montessori Education 10/5/2015 Child placed on his stomach
Imagination Learning Center 12/22/2015 Caregiver hits child
Irving, Edenia 1/11/2016 Unlicensed Facility
Jayce Academy 12/17/2015 Unpaid phone bill
JENNER'S KIDS DAYCARE, L.L.C. 11/3/2015 Humiliating discipline technique - "Don't look at me you stupid explitive."
Jennifer Redel 9/25/2014 Unlicensed Facility
Jones, Lindsay 8/27/2015 Unlicensed Facility
Jones, Rebecca 8/19/2014 Unlicensed Facility
Just Us 2 5/6/2015 Unpaid Electric Bill
Just Us 2 1/31/2014 Mixed age groups; Children have access to unsafe areas
JUST 4 US CHILD CARE AND LEARNING CENTER, INC. 11/23/2015 Children contract lice, parents not notified
JUST 4 US CHILD CARE AND LEARNING CENTER, INC. 3/5/2014 Physical punishment used; inappropriate discipline
JUST 4 US CHILD CARE AND LEARNING CENTER, INC. 9/16/2015 Child left unsupervised; Parents not notified immediately of accident
Karen's Kids Incorporated

Karen's Kids Incorporated

3/31/2015

3/13/2015

Children left unsupervised

Unsafe outdoor play area; Facility out of ratio

Karen's Kids 6/29/2015 Staff member overdoses on heroin
Kennerly Temple 8/25/2014 Staff member allegedly curses, threatens and hits children
Kiddie College 5/4/2015 Facility out of Ratio
Kiddie College 9/16/2015 Child left outside alone
Kiddie College 10/29/2014 Facility out of Ratio; Mixed age groups
Kiddiversity 3/26/2014 Unpaid Electric Bill
Kiddiversity 4/28/2015 Unpaid Electric Bill
Kiddiversity 5/14/2014 Unpaid Electric Bill
Kiddiversity 6/24/2015 Unpaid Electric Bill
Karen's Kids 6/12/2014 Mixed age groups
Kid's First 5/9/2014 Ratios; Mixed age groups
Kid's First 7/31/2014 Child Abuse, Inappropriate discipline
Kid's First 10/30/2015 Paper towels, soap not available to children
Kid's Kompany Child Care and Learning Center 4/6/2015 Facility out of Ratio
Kidstreet Daycare 3/7/2014 3-year-old left outside for an hour
Kids R Kids 1/9/2014 Humiliating discipline techniques
Kidville Daycare 4/21/2015 Unpaid electric bill
Kidville Daycare 11/18/2014 Unpaid electric bill
Kidville Daycare 8/3/2015 Unpaid electric bill
Kidville Daycare 1/19/2016 Unpaid electric bill
Kidz Choice 2/3/2016 Facility out of ratio; Mixed age groups
Kidz Choice 4/15/2015 Inaccurate records; Inadequate care
Kidz Choice 11/3/2015 Facility out of ratio
Kidz Choice 11/3/2015 Children not fastened in seat belts
Kidz in Action 1/2/2014 Unpaid electric bill
Kidz in Action 1/16/2014 Unpaid bills; safety hazards
Kidz in Action 1/28/2014 Unpaid bills
Kidz in Action 3/31/2014 Unpaid bills
Kidz in Action 5/27/2014 Inaccurate records; Inadequate care
Kidz in Motion 1/20/2016 Unpaid electric bill
Kidz in Motion 3/29/2016 Child left unsupervised
Kidz in Motion 3/31/2016 Lost child, found 2 hours later
Kidz in Motion 12/29/2015 Basement flooded, broken heater
Kidz University Learning Center 8/13/2014 Unpaid electric bill
Kidz University Learning Center 9/9/2015 Facility out of ratio
Kim Kohler 8/3/2015 Unlicensed Facility
Kinder Care Learning Centers 7/8/2014 Gave child extra dose of medication
Kinder Care Learning Centers 8/10/2015 Locking children in bathroom
Kinder Care Learning Centers 8/18/2014 Child left outside unsupervised
Kinder Care Learning Centers 5/14/2015 Facility out of ratio
Kinder Care Learning Centers 4/3/2014 Child left in van
Kirkwood Children's House 6/4/2015 Children left unsupervised in bathroom, inappropriate touching takes place
Knowledge Universe Education 9/23/2015 Child left without competent adult supervision
Knowledge Universe Education 2/3/2014 Facility out of ratio
Knowledge Universe Education 6/4/2015 Child left alone in classroom
Knowledge Universe Education 7/16/2014 Dirty floors
Knowledge Universe Education 10/7/2015 Naptime incident
Koelling, Jeanne 9/29/2014 Operating without a license
Krayola Kidz 10/23/2014 Child injured in daycare vehicle; 19 total substantiated violations
Kunkel, Victoria 10/6/2014 Operating without a license
Lakeside Children's Academy 1/14/2016 Baby left unsupervised
Lamb's Bride Child Care Center 3/2/2016 Abuse; Humiliating discipline
Lamb's Bride Child Care Center 4/23/2015 Parents not notified of injury
Lamb's Bride Child Care Center 7/15/2014 Injury to child's face, inconsistent with "fall" as stated; 15 total violations
Lamb's Bride Child Care Center 10/13/2015 Facility has mice
Learning Days 7/17/2015 Facility out of ratio
Learning Days 7/20/2015 Children sleeping on floor
Lemay Child and Family Center 4/24/2014 Child left unsupervised
Lisa, Lesh 7/2/2014 Caring for more than four (4) unrelated children at one time
Linda Light 3/26/2014 Uncooperative during inspection
Little Shoes on the Move 7/23/2014 Unpaid electric bill
Little Arrows 1/15/2015 Spaking incidents
Little Arrows 1/20/2015 Unpaid rent
Little Disciples Child Development Center 7/24/2014 Unpaid electric bill
Little Disciples Child Development Center 11/21/2014 Unpaid electric bill
Little Guppy Child Development Center 9/10/2014 Child not restrained in child seat
Little Learners Daycare 3/18/2014 Teacher yells at children; Facility out of ratio
Little Learners Academy 2/26/2015 Physical punishment used
Little Learners of Florissant 1/27/2016 Facility out of ratio
Little Learner's of St. Peters 4/29/2014 Mixed age groups
Little Learner's of St. Peters 6/23/2014 Facility out of ratio; Mixed age groups
Little Steps Preschool and Learning Center 3 10/28/2014 Child loses finger in doorway
Logan, Clara 1/6/2015 Ratio
Logan, Clara 12/3/2014 Ratio
Loving Hearts Daycare 12/1/2014 Unpaid electric bill
Magical Adventures Learning Center 5/1/2015 Teacher grabs child by arm
Magical Moments Child Learning Center 5/5/2015 Facility out of ratio
Magical Moments Child Learning Center 9/3/2015 Unpaid electric bill
Many Miracles Childcare 3/20/2014 Child restrained in car seat
Many Miracles Childcare 4/17/2014 Facility out of ratio
Mary Margaret Daycare and Learning Center 1/9/2015 Unpaid electric bill
Mary Margaret Daycare and Learning Center 1/15/2015 Improper drivers license for transportation of children
Mary Margaret Daycare and Learning Center 6/10/2014 Non-constructive disciplinary measure used
Mary Margaret Daycare and Learning Center 7/10/2015 Unpaid electric bill
Mary Margaret Daycare and Learning Center 9/22/2014 Facility out of ratio
Mary Margaret Daycare and Learning Center 10/29/2014 Improper drivers license for transportation of children
Mary Margaret Daycare and Learning Center 12/10/2014 2-year-old left unsupervised
Mary Margaret Daycare and Learning Center 1/2/2014 Facility does not have director
Mary Margaret Daycare and Learning Center 1/9/2015 Facility out of ratio
Mary Margaret Daycare and Learning Center 1/27/2014 Cleaning instead of watching children; Facility does not have a director
Mary Margaret Daycare and Learning Center 3/2/2015 Facility out of ratio
Mary Margaret Daycare and Learning Center 5/28/2015 Incident sexual in nature due to lack of supervision
Mary Margaret Daycare and Learning Center 6/12/2015 Lack of supervision
Mary Margaret Daycare and Learning Center 6/23/2014 Facility does not have director
Mary Margaret Daycare and Learning Center 9/24/2015 Facility out of ratio
Mary Margaret Daycare and Learning Center 9/28/2015 Facility out of ratio
Mary Margaret Daycare and Learning Center 1/30/2014 Diet plan not followed
Mary Margaret Daycare and Learning Center 9/11/2014 Director unavailable
Maryam Childcare Development Center 1/13/2016 Leaking ceiling
Maryam Childcare Development Center 2/11/2016 Facility out of ratio
Maryam Childcare Development Center 11/5/2015 Facility out of ratio
McGee, Carrie 12/14/2015 Caring for more than four (4) unrelated children at one time withou lisence
Mehlville Activity Center 8/25/2015 Staff members working without background check
Mess Pat's Daycare 4/9/2015 Unpaid electric bill
Mess Pat's Daycare 6/11/2014 Unpaid electric bill
Monsanto Child Development Center 8/27/2015 Teacher spanks child
Moore's Day Care Academy 9/5/2014 Unpaid electric bill
Moore's Day Care Academy 1/14/2014 Children spending night at daycare
Mt. Pleasant Child Development and Enrichment Center 7/20/2015 Children dropped off at home without parent, left alone for hours; six total rule violations relating to safely releasing children
Mt. Pleasant Child Development and Enrichment Center 11/13/2015 Child left with soaking diaper
Nay Nik's Family Enrichment Center 10/9/2014 Unpaid electric bill
Neighborhood Houses at Caroline Mission 1/23/2014 Parent not notified immediately regarding child's injury
Neighborhood Houses at Caroline Mission 9/28/2015 Failure to report incident; Child left unsupervised
Neighborhood Houses at Caroline Mission 11/25/2015 Child left unsupervised
New Beginnings Christian Academy 2/9/2016 Child taken to hospital resulting from physical injuries
New Generation Enrichment Academy 1/13/2015 Unpaid electric bill
New Generation Enrichment Academy 1/15/2015 Dishonest subsidy claim
New Generation Enrichment Academy 3/12/2014 Lack of toilet paper, nourishing snack food and no sheets on cots
New Generation Enrichment Academy 9/5/2014 Unpaid electric bill
New Generation Enrichment Academy 12/11/2014 Unpaid staff; Lack of supervision
Next Generation Child Development Center 6/29/2015 Lack of toilet paper
Next Generation Child Development Center 9/9/2014 Unclean facility
North County Children's Academy 2/17/2014 Child abuse
North County Children's Academy 7/7/2014 Facility out of ratio
Noels Knowledge Daycare Center 2/9/2015 Temperature below state-required range
Noels Knowledge Daycare Center 2/27/2015 Temperature below state-required range; Space heater being used; Facility out of ratio;
Noels Knowledge Daycare Center 3/5/2015 Temperature below state-required range
Noels Knowledge Daycare Center 4/28/2015 Tobacco use around children; Facility is out of ratio; Mixed-age violation; Temperature below state-required rang; Space heater being used; Child left without competent adult supervision
Nolan, Elisha 2/28/2014 Unlicensed facility
One to Grow On 10/2/2014 Facility out of ratio
Parent University 9/28/2015 Over capacity
Parkway Academy 7/13/2015 No competent adult supervision: Facility is out of ratio
Patterson Preschool 4/3/2014 No working telephone
Patterson Preschool 3/10/2014 Improper billing
Patterson Preschool 11/17/2014 Unpaid electric bill
Pebbles Little People 10/30/2014 Parent not notified immediately regarding child's injury; Lack of medical records/report of injury
Pebbles Little People 1/6/2016 Facility does not have director
Pebbles Little People 2/3/2016 Child restrained in car seat
Pebbles Little People 7/15/2015 Unauthorized person around children
Peers Unlimited Daycare 2/18/2014 Children left in van without adult supervision; Improper drivers license for transportation of children
Perfect Gift Nursery 4/30/2015 Physical punishment; Child left unsupervised; Unclean diaper table; Noone in charge
Perfect Gift Nursery 1/24/2014 Parents not notified regarding child's accident
Perfect Gift Nursery 4/25/2014 Teacher pulls knife on parent
Perfect Gift Nursery 6/18/2014 Facility out of ratio
Perfect Gift Nursery 7/31/2014 Facility out of ratio; Six other substantiated complaints
Peters, Kathi 8/31/2015 Unlicensed facility
Pioneer Child Care 1/28/2014 Temperature below state-required range
Playhouse of the Holy Familly 1/13/2015 Facility out of ratio
Playhouse of the Holy Familly 8/6/2015 Two staff members sleeping on job; Parent unable to access child; Children left unsupervised
Playtime Childcare Learning Center 6/5/2015 Speeding, children not wearing seatbelts
Playtime Childcare Learning Center 1/6/2016 Minor traffic accident with child on van; Child not restrained by seat belt
Precious Children's Learning Academy 2/24/2014 Child found outside alone, police called
Precious Days Learning Academy 11/13/2015 Child falls off changing table
Precious Days Learning Academy 9/10/2014 Child walks home alone
Precious Love Academy and Daycare 7/30/2014 Child injures self, staff doesn't notice; Staff fails to contact parent/gaurdian regarding injury
Prime Time Daycare 10/1/2015 Facility out of ratio
Queens and Kings Learning Center 1/26/2016 Licensing process
Queens and Kings Learning Center 2/5/2016 Licensing violation
Restoration Temple 4/4/2014 Facility out of ratio
Restoration Temple 7/28/2015 Facility out of ratio
Rich and Little Preschool 3/30/2015 Children left without competent supervision; Caregivers incapable of handing emergency situation; Medication administered incorrectly; Unsafe playroom environment.
Rich and Little Preschool 9/22/2015 Parents not notified immediately regarding accident
Rising Stars Academy 6/22/2015 Children have access to areas not approved for child care
Rising Stars Academy 7/8/2015 Teacher hits child
Robins Nest Daycare and Learning Center 10/2/2015 Child left unsupervised; Facility is out of ratio
Rumley, Barbara 9/21/2015 Teacher hits child
Sacred Hearts Daycare 2/29/2016 Fire at facility; Unclean, unfinished play area
Sacred Hearts Daycare 12/21/2015 Over capacity
Samantha's Learning Center 10/19/2015 Unpaid electric bill
Samantha's Learning Center 4/14/2015 Over capacity
Samantha's Learning Center 4/14/2015 Using an unlicensed facility
School house Rock Daycare 1/21/2015 Unpaid electric bill
School house Rock Daycare 9/22/2015 Unpaid electric bill
School house Rock Daycare 12/18/2014 Unpaid electric bill
Shapes and Colors Daycare 9/17/2015 Unpaid electric bill
Shaw Area Children's Center 7/30/2015 Failure to conduct fire drill
Shu Fang and Dah Yun Hwang 11/26/2014 Unlicensed facility
Small World Blessing 10/21/2014 Child left unsupervised; Mixed age groups
Smith, Elisa 9/15/2014 Unlicensed facility
Spirit and Truth Daycare 1/14/2014 Child gets on wrong van
St. Anthony's Daycare 4/29/2015 Child fed wrong breast milk
St. Charles Community College Dev. Center 8/20/2014 Child left unsupervised; Parent not notified in timely manner
St. Charles Community College Dev Center 6/2/2015 Fed child wrong breast milk
St. Louis Children's Hospital 8/27/2015 Mixed age groups
St. Louis Transitional Hope House 7/8/2014 Humiliating discipline technique
St. Martin's Child Center 9/18/2015 Child released to unauthorized person
St. Mary's Special School for Exceptional Children 6/24/2015 Inappropriate discipline technique
St. Mary's Special School for Exceptional Children 12/21/2015 Child left unsupervised
St. Phillips United Church of Christ 6/8/2015 Inappropriate discipline technique
Star Light Child Care 10/8/2015 Roaches throughout the facility
Stella Maris Child Center 3/19/2014 Teacher grabs child by hair
Step Above Learning Center 8/26/2014 Unclean facility; Mixed ages
Step Above Learning Center 9/2/2014 Improper drivers license for transportation of children
Step Above Learning Center 11/7/2014 Unclean facility; Fire hazards
Strawberry International School of Bridgeton 2/25/2015 Unpaid electric bill
Strawberry International School of Bridgeton 3/13/2015 Unpaid electric bill
Strawberry International School of St. John 1/8/2015 Improper filing of child's information
Strawberry International School of St. John 2/7/2014 Humiliating discipline techniques
Strawberry International School of St. John 6/2/2015 Facility out of ratio; Inaccurate records kept
Strawberry International School of St. John 7/27/2015 Inaccurate records
Strawberry International School of St. John 8/3/2015 Unclean facility; Fire hazards
Stuckenschneider, Kari 2/20/2015 Unlicensed facility
Sunshine Preschool and Child Development Center 4/29/2015 Facility out of ratio
Sunshine Preschool and Child Development Center 11/18/2014 Facility out of ratio; Lack of supervision
Teacher's Loving Children Child Care Development Center 8/9/2014 No director on site; No records provided
Teacher's Loving Children Child Care Development Center 12/12/2014 Unpaid electric bill
Teacher's Loving Children Child Care Development Center 9/16/2015 Unpaid electric bill
Teacher's Loving Children Child Care Development Center 9/23/2014 Unpaid electric bill
Tendercare Learning Center 4/21/2015 Facility out of ratio
Tendercare Learning Center 4/15/2015 Mixed age groups
Tendercare Learning Center 4/14/2014 Mixed age groups
Tendercare Learning Center 10/6/2015 Physical punishment
Tendercare Learning Center 7/11/2014 Child left unsupervised
The Centre at Conway 3/6/2014 Humiliating discipline techniques; Hazardous items accessible to children; Staff lacking knowledge of how to care for child's specific needs
The Children's Learning Center 4/9/2015 Unclean facility
The Children's Learning Center 12/11/2014 Lack of planning/record keeping for child
The Flance Early Learning Center 10/22/2015 Facility out of ratio
The Goddard School 12/2/2015 Inappropriate disciplinary measures
The Goddard School 2/18/2014 Alcoholic chocolates given to children by parent
The Goddard School 2/26/2014 Children permitted to bite each other
The Goddard School 7/15/2015 Child left unsupervised on playground
The Goddard School 8/29/2014 Child left unsupervised
The Goddard School 10/8/2014 Breast milk fed to wrong child
The Goddard School 11/12/2014 Teacher threatens child
The Tree House Learning Center 9/19/2014 Parent not immediately notified of injury
Tiny Town Enrichment Center 2/25/2014 Facility out of ratio; Mixed age groups
Today's Children of Wildwood 11/6/2014 Parent finds child alone in closed, dark room
Tots to Toddlers and Beyond 3/6/2014 Unclean diaper table; Facility too cold
Tots to Toddlers and Beyond 10/20/2014 Unclean diaper table; Mixed age groups
Tots to Toddlers and Beyond 10/31/2014 Unclean diaper table; Mixed age groups
Toyland Day Nursery 11/12/2014 Facility out of ratio
Training Up A Child 1/13/2016 Water in basement
Trinity Child Development Center 1/15/2015 Unpaid electric bill
Trinity Child Development Center 5/12/2015 Unpaid electric bill
Trinity Child Development Center 9/5/2014 Unpaid electric bill
Trinity Child Development Center 10/30/2015 Unpaid electric bill
Urban League of Metro St. Louis 2/18/2014 Child released to unauthorized person
Urban League of Metro St. Louis 3/7/2016 Teacher pushes child's head down on cot, causing busted lip
Urban League of Metro St. Louis 6/4/2015 Two children left alone outside; Facility is out of ratio
Urban League of Metro St. Louis 6/9/2015 Four-year-old child forced to expose themselves to class as punishment
Varie's Childcare and Learning Center 4/9/2014 Teacher hits child
Washington University Family Learning Center 6/3/2015 Child fed wrong breast milk
Washington University Family Learning Center 8/15/2014 Children get stuck in elevator after teacher leaves them inside
Washington University Family Learning Center 10/6/2015 Mixed age groups
Webster Child Care Center 8/21/2014 Child transported to hospital with serious injuries

Wee Care Child Development Center 4/8/2014 Child scratched in face by another child
Wee Care Child Development Center 7/20/2015 Facility out of ratio
West County Day School 6/19/2014 Child left unsupervised; Facility is out of ratio
West County Day School 2/20/2015 Physical punishment; Humiliating discipline technique
West County Day School 3/16/2015 Child left alone on playground
West County Day School 5/11/2015 Child left in van
Whelan, Nancy 9/10/2014 Unlicensed facility
YMCA Edward Jones Early Childhood Center 8/18/2014 Two children left unsupervised
YMCA Monsanto Branch Early Childhood Education 11/7/2014 Two-year-old left alone outside
YMCA South County Branch Forder Elementary 11/16/2015 Teacher high on marijuana
YMCA St. Charles Branch 3/18/2014 Child cared for in unapproved space
YMCA St. Charles Branch 10/29/2014 Child suffers injuries, parents aren't notified
YMCA West County Branch 3/27/2015 Naptime violation
YMCA West County Branch 12/22/2014 Child leaves facility, walks down Big Bend Blvd.
Young Einstein Child Care Center 6/15/2015 Parents not notified of injury
YMCA St. Charles Branch 5/23/2014 Child found sleeping on ground
Young Women's Christian Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (YWCA) 1/7/2015 Teacher hits, threatens child
Young Women's Christian Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (YWCA) 1/15/2015 Teacher pinches student
Young Women's Christian Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (YWCA) 1/2/2015 Teacher locks child in bathroom
Young Women's Christian Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (YWCA) 4/24/2014 Teacher pinches students
Young Women's Christian Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (YWCA) 7/29/2015 Medication violations
Young Women's Christian Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (YWCA) 10/28/2014 Child left unsupervised
Young Women's Christian Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (YWCA) 3/4/2015 Teacher pulls, carries student by arm/leg
Young Women's Christian Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (YWCA) 12/17/2015 Failure to report abuse
Zion Lutheran Preschool 9/14/2015 Teacher throws tissue box at child

Section for Child Care Regulation
Division of Regulation and Licensure
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
PO Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570

Phone: 573-751-2450
Fax: 573-526-5345
Email: info@health.mo.gov

Section for Child Care Regulation
Division of Regulation and Licensure
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
PO Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570

Phone: 573-751-2450
Fax: 573-526-5345
Email: info@health.mo.gov