Roswell day care fined after 4-year-old girl breaks wrist on playground

A Roswell day care was fined $499 for failing to properly notify the parents of a 4-year-old girl that she broke her wrist on a playground, a state investigator told on Tuesday.

The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning launched an investigation into the Georgia Learning and Child Care Center after discovering that Zoe Davis fell off monkey bars in March and her mother wasn’t notified until she arrived to pick up the child two hours later, spokesman Reg Griffin confirmed.

“There is no reason she should have sat there for two hours and just been in pain,” the girl’s mother, Samantha Thomas, told Channel 2 Action News.

Griffin said investigators cited three violations: The child was not placed in a comfortable position after the injury, the center failed to notify her mother and it didn’t properly report the incident to the state.

Matt Hines, the owner of the day care, told Channel 2 that Davis didn’t appear to be seriously injured after the fall. However, he said he has retrained his staff to make sure they’re in compliance with state regulations.

“We’re certainly sorry this happened,” Hines said. “We did research the situation, made sure the staff understood to report it immediately and we're gonna make sure something like this doesn’t happen again.”

Hines said he doesn’t plan to appeal the fine.

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