Kansas authorities have suspended the license of a Kansas City, Kan., day care center after its staff members left a 3-year-old girl at a Merriam movie theater Tuesday.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment announced the emergency suspension order Friday against the Back 2 Basics Learning Center.
According to the order, two 16-year-old day care staff members chaperoned a group of 14 younger children and two 13-year-olds to the theater. After the group left, a theater employee found the 3-year-old girl unattended in a bathroom.
About two hours passed before a day care employee called the theater looking for the child, according to the order.
The state cited the facility for a number of alleged violations concerning the employee training and failure to maintain documents required under state law.
The day care’s operators have the right to request a hearing on the order.
Its operator could not be reached for comment.