Fri., September 16, 2011 12:51pm (EDT)

Child Day Care Questioned
By Associated Press
Updated: 3 years ago

ATLANTA   —  
State records show that Georgia day care workers left children in vehicles 57 times over the last five years. (Harold Post)
State records show that Georgia day care workers left children in vehicles 57 times over the last five years. (Harold Post)
State records show that Georgia day care workers left children in vehicles 57 times over the last five years.

Citing records obtained from the state Department of Early Care and Learning, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and WSB-TV report that a large number of children are being left in day care vehicles.

Department of Early Care and Learning Commissioner Bobby Cagle said one instance is too many, but the 57 violations represent only a fraction of the 6,686 child care providers throughout Georgia.

Authorities say 2-year-old Jazmin Green died June 20 after being left in a van outside a daycare center in Jonesboro.

The state this summer also investigated a daycare center in Warner Robins, where a 3-year-old boy died after being left in a parked car July 31.