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I-Team Follow-up: State Revokes Child Care License Of Pittston YMCA
The State Department of Public Welfare has revoked the child care center license of the Pittston YMCA. The action comes three weeks after a 6 year old girl was left alone inside a hot YMCA van after a field trip. The I-Team broke the story about the case earlier this month. D.P.W. documents obtained by the I-Team confirm what Eyewitness News reported shortly after the incident that the YMCA has had ongoing problems with child supervision. Two incidents were investigated by the State in 2013 including a child that almost ran into a busy street and another incident in which children were not properly supervised near the YMCA swimming pool. The DPW placed its license on a provisional status and reinstated that license on December. The YMCA has 30 days to file an appeal. YMCA CEO Mary Ann Dziak released a statement Thursday saying that the YMCA has already submitted a plan to the DPW for corrective actions. The statement also says the YMCA is committed to keeping children in its care safe. People in Pittston were talking about the situation. Lorie Dellapietoo said, "I think this is terrible. They have to make sure all children are accounted for." Her grandchildren attended the YMCA child care center several years ago. Sherry Powell added, "How can this happen in 2014? Kids are fast but those watching them have to be faster."