I didn’t even know the upscale waterfront complex The Edge had a day care center inside…well at least they used to. After losing a toddler in East River Park, NYC’s health department suspended their operating permit. Thankfully the child was discovered by a parent in the park who noticed the boy. From Brooklyn Paper:
It all started when two instructors from the day care took nine children across the street to the waterfront park. The teachers played with the kids for a while and then did a final count before returning to the playpen. But the chaperones counted wrong.
They realized their mistake when they got back to the day care, but in the meantime, a parent in the park had noticed the lost boy in the care of park employees and scooped him up to return him to the center.
Upon hearing about the mix-up, the school that houses the day care immediately fired the two teachers and notified the city, according to school administrators, and the city responded by yanking the school’s permit for the infant and toddler center.
The day care is hoping to regain the permit and open again next week.