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Missouri Department of Health shuts down daycare after children left on van

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GSL Developmental Center bus (Credit: KMOV) GSL Developmental Center bus (Credit: KMOV)

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A north St. Louis daycare that twice left a young child unattended on a bus for several hours is now closed.

Parents came to pick up their children from the GSL Developmental Center Wednesday, not knowing it would be the last time. 

"That's crazy, they just said that they won't be open tomorrow," said a parent. 

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services announced it suspended and revoked the child care license of GSL Development Center. The daycare, which is located on Fair Ave. in North City, is having its license revoked after a toddler was left unattended on a bus for seven hours Monday.

The daycare also allegedly left a 2-year-old girl on a bus for six hours in 2011. Authorities say GSL was put on probation for nine months by the Missouri Department of Health after the 2011 incident.

The letters sent from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services say the center failed to follow its transportation policy. The letters also say the center was unable to provide a safe environment for children.

The documents reveal that the bus monitor nor the bus driver did a walk-through of the bus after dropping off the kids.

The bus monitor and drive were immediately fired. But after the action by the state to shut down the facility, many  are out of a job.

"We did our job. 16 years I never had any complaints, I never had any incidents. I don't have anything to do with that now we are out of a job," said a former employee.

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