Private daycare operators accused of leaving children alone

Charges may be filed against the operator of a private daycare in Quebec City after a parent showed up this week, only to have the door answered by a six year old girl.

The daycare is in a private home in the borough of Charlesbourg.

The parent called police after entering the house and finding several children asleep inside, but no adult present.

A few minutes later a woman showed up, carrying a case of beer and a few groceries.

Police tell the Journal de Montreal they have forwarded a report and charges may be pending.

Youth Protection has also been brought in, but because the home operates privately , the government cannot get involved because the home doesn't have a licence to suspend or revoke.

Police say the the case is a cautionary tale for parents to check the credentials and references when deciding to use the services of a private daycare operator.

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  1. ric posted on 05/08/2014 08:26 AM
    Criminal charges MUST be laid for endangerment of minors. The owner's name(s) MUST also be made public so that everyone knows not to send their children there. It's a sad state of affairs when beer is more important than children.
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