A bill that would have required day care centers to equip each van or bus with an alarm system warning the driver not to leave a child behind failed to pass the Florida House.
When Haile Brockington, 2, died after being left alone in a sweltering hot day care van last year in Delray Beach, there was an outcry that something should be done to make sure she did […]
If you’re poor or a minority, your children have nearly twice the likelihood of attending a daycare with a questionable safety record. That’s the result of a ground-breaking, first-of-its-kind investigation by the CBS4 I-Team. It’s something not even the state of Florida has ever done. And I-Team Investigator Stephen Stock says it could change the way daycare is delivered for millions of children.
A CBS4 I-Team investigation into South Florida’s day cares has prompted thousands of viewers to go on-line to search our web site for safety records.
Florida Department of Children and Family officials say they welcome the scrutiny.
The CBS4 I-Team compiled two year’s worth of state and county inspection records for every day care in South Florida and discovered dozens of day cares that have trouble complying with basic rules designed to keep children safe.
You can search that data on an interactive map prepared with the help of experts from the National Institute of Computer Assisted Reporting (NICAR) and Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE.)
Just click on the link accompanying this story and search for day cares and their inspection records, by name, county or street address.