Family Of Dead Child Calls For Tougher Daycare Oversight
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SUNRISE (CBSMiami) — The mother of a 4-year-old Jordan Coleman who died after being left unattended in an SUV while he was under the care of day care center is filing a wrongful death lawsuit.
Fantasia Goldson said she is still in disbelief.
“It’s tragic to come home and not see your son…to hear him say ‘Hey Mom’…to get that last kiss before he leaves. It’s really heartbreaking,” said Goldson.
Four-year-old Jordan Coleman was left in the care of 3 C’s Day Care Academy in Sunrise on August 1st but never came home. He had been going to the day care for only three weeks. His mother’s attorney, Stuart Grossman, said that on the day of Jordan’s death 3 C’s Day Care Academy was anticipating an inspection.
Grossman said, “There was fear by the ownership that they had too many kids under their care and the solution to that was to put them all in a van and take them across town to someone’s apartment. All of this is unauthorized.”
Jordan was left in the SUV and discovered two hour later. He was taken to the hospital where he later died.
Grossman said 3 C’s Day Care Academy did not follow policies and procedures required by law. Our calls to the attorney representing 3 C’s Day Care Academy has not been returned.
Coleman’s family wants someone to be held responsible for his death. They are also hoping to shine a light on what the attorneys are calling a growing problem among some day care facilities.
In the past two years, three children have died while in the care of day care centers. Although no civil or legal action can be taken, attorneys are calling on agencies overseeing daycare centers to take action.
Grossman said, “How many of these have to occur before those in charge of controlling the conduct of these day care centers get alerted get awakened and behave appropriately?”
Jordan Coleman will be laid to rest this weekend. A crossover celebration is scheduled for Saturday at First Baptist Church of Fort Lauderdale.