8:30 a.m., Sept. 25)
daycare promises to tighten security after four kids wander
By Fred Sherwin
Orléans school-based daycare is promisng clients
they will keep a better eye on their kids after five of
their charges decided to wander off the school property
to go to one of their houses.
five children, aged three to four, were apparently taking
part in a supervised play period at the Reine-des-Bois
day care in Queenswood Heights when they wandered off
into a nearby wooded area. A short while later they arrived
at one of their homes where a grandparent was living and
returned to the school.
incident has caused the parents of at least one of the
chldren to temporarily keep ther son at home.
is a parents worst nightmare, an emotional
Julie Proulx told CTV Ottawa. If my husband had
got there 5 or 10 minutes earlier, he would have been
greeted by someone saying 'sorry, we dont know where
your son is or he's not here.' Are you kidding me? That's
daycare director Francine Beaudoin, says staff are taking
the incident very seriously.
internal investigation is in progress to determine how
this incident could have happened and to put in motion
additional security measures so that a similar incident
wont occur again, says Beaudoin.
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