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State revokes Muncie daycare's license

Posted at 8:59 PM, Apr 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-21 20:59:44-04

MUNCIE, Ind. -- A Muncie daycare center has run afoul of the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration.

The Wee Walkers Daycare has had its license revoked by the state, and the parents who sent their children there stand to lose tuition reimbursements.

The FSSA says it has tried to help the daycare work through its many issues.

The daycare has 91 children in its care, ranging in age from infants up to 12 years old. The facility caters to low-income working parents. And while the daycare will be allowed to remain open during the repeal of its license, the state says it could no longer afford to look the other way on its many violations.

"If you look at that, you would see that we worked extremely hard over the last year to keep them available for families," said Marni Lemons, spokesperson for the FSSA. "You'll see the situation didn't improve. It actually got worse."

According to FSSA records, the state made 11 different inspections at the facility since June. In the past two years, We Walkers Daycare accumulated more than 100 citations.

Among the more serious complaints is a lack of adequate supervision by adults over the children. The report also cited a lack of maintenance and a lack of a nutritious diet for lunches and snacks.

The state said the daycare also hadn't submitted criminal histories for some of its staff.

The owner of Wee Walkers Daycare didn't return RTV6's calls asking for comment, and neither did their lawyer.

The daycare has until May 14 to file an appeal.

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