Mothers File Complaints Against San Jose Daycare

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    A San Jose daycare is under fire after several mothers have filed complaints with the California Department of Social Services. Jean Elle reports.

    A San Jose daycare is under fire after several mothers have filed complaints with the state.

    State documents show during inspections this year the facility, De Colores Children's Center, was found to have unqualified staff working with infants and too many kids for the amount of staff on duty.

    In addition, documents report during an unannounced inspection in March officials found a child unsupervised in the bathroom -- a violation that resulted in a $150 fine.

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    The mothers filed the complaints against the daycare with the California Department of Social Services.

    A parent who did not want to be identified said the day care operator told him about one of the staffing violations and posted the required state inspection notices. But he said he was not informed of the violation for the unattended child.

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    Gloria Marin, who recently removed her child from the daycare, believes the state will find staff at De Colores is neglecting the children.

    "When I would pick her up she would say 'mama, mama I'm thirsty.' She would down two cups of water," Marin said of her daughter.

    Marin and Sandra Nogami, another parent who pulled her child out of the center, noticed changes in behavior with their kids. Both parents said they want other parents to know their concerns.

    The daycare center operator did not return calls and requests seeking comment.