Perrysburg daycare given 'serious risk' deficiency after child goes missing

State officials have deemed a Perrysburg daycare to be at "serious risk" after a missing child led them to investigate the child care facility.

On Friday, Sept. 27, a 3-year-old boy wandered away from the YMCA Adventure Center, on E. South Boundary Rd., and was picked up blocks away minutes later by Perrysburg Police.

Several calls were made to 9-1-1 by motorists reporting the presumably lost child; however, according to authorities, no missing child call was made by the daycare facility within the 23 minutes it took for police to find the child.

3-year-old wanders from daycare, onto Perrysburg streets

The Department of Job and Family Services (OJFS) initiated an on-site inspection of the child care facility just days after the incident and found the daycare to be at a "serious risk" deficiency. Inspectors determined children were not being properly supervised, which led to a child being left unattended and ultimately leaving the building with staff unaware of the incident.

OJFS states that children must be supervised and within sight and hearing of a child care staff member at all times.

The YMCA Adventure Center has been asked by OJFS to provide training to staff and submit to them measures taken to correct their deficiency.