State shuts down YMCA daycare after toddler left outside

    The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services has shut down a YMCA daycare in eastern Pennsylvania where a 3-year-old was left outside alone last month.

    Kim Johnson, president of the YMCA of Reading and Berks County tells WFMZ-TV that the daycare self-reported the incident, which occurred July 27.

    That’s when two staff had 20 children playing outside in an unfenced area. When they came back in, the 3-year-old was unaccounted for. Other staff found the boy about 20 minutes later, with a dirty diaper.

    Johnson says the employees watching the children were fired and the child’s parent was contacted immediately.

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    State and county officials decided to close the center after finding other violations during an Aug. 4 inspection. The center was shut down on Aug. 7.

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