State investigating Blue Springs day care on child abuse allegations

Records show day care previously cited for abuse

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — A Blue Springs, Missouri day care is being investigated following allegations of child abuse.

On Friday, Department of Health and Senior Services confirmed it's investigating Creative World School at Blue Springs day care.

On Thursday, a social media post began circulating about a father seen outside the day care holding a sign that stated his child was abused at the day care. 41 Action News tried to contact the man but we were unsuccessful. 

DHS would not say if its investigation was directly related to the post or release any further information about the investigation.

However, the 41 Action News Investigators discovered it's not the first time Creative World School at Blue Springs day care was accused of harming children.

In November, DHS substantiated claims of abuse against one of the day care's employees. 

The complaint shows DHS interviewed numerous employees who stated one worker would use physical punishment on the kids.

According to the complaint, it was reported the employee was "rough with the children and forcing the children's heads down to the mats at nap time."

It also states that same employee would yank and pull on the children and use profanity.

It's not clear if that employee was ever removed from the facility or criminally charged.

 

 

 

Calls placed into the Independence Police Department were not immediately returned.

A June inspection also shows the day care failed to conduct background checks on at least three employees. 

Creative World Schools has several day cares across the country, including five in Missouri.

The 41 Action News Investigators found several lawsuits have also been filed against the group over the years. Five of those were personal injury cases.

Most of the cases settled outside of court and were sealed.

However, at least one lists a minor as the plaintiff. 

41 Action News Investigators placed a call into Creative World Schools at Blue Springs and was told there is a new director managing the center.

The director told 41 Action News, all other questions would have to be answered by the corporate offices.

However, 41 Action News has not received any further response by Friday afternoon.

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