Rochester Childfirst Network reopen after having license suspended

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC-TV) - UPDATE: The Rochester Childfirst Network is reopen after having its child care license suspended by the state last week.

News 8 has confirmed that the daycare opened at 6:30 Monday morning.

According to Rochester Childfirst Network's CEO Lynn Lubecki, the daycare was cleared by the state Friday at 10:00 a.m.

"Our reputation has sustained us. People know we have integrity. We never hide anything. This was a harsh and quick response," says Lubecki.

ORIGINAL:

The parents of 55 children received a call Thursday night not to drop of their children for daycare Friday morning at Rochester Childfirst Network on South Avenue. 

The child care license at Rochester Childfirst Network has been suspended by the Office of Children and Family Services after an investigation into an incident on a field trip Wednesday. 

That day, 16 kids were taken to the YMCA, while another was dropped off later by a parent. However, when the group left, they counted the original head count of 16 and left, while one child remained at the YMCA. The staff was immediately alerted and turned around. The child was never left alone and is ok. 

Rochester Childfirst Network did alert the Office of Children and Family Services when the incident occurred and after an investigation they were notified their license was being suspended.

They hope to have child care back up and running next week. Meanwhile, none of the other services offered by Rochester Childfirst Network are affected. 


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