Change Daycare/School Laws to better protect our kids/Close Hillside Learning Center

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ATTENTION!!!!!For some reason people are having troubles signing the old petition. This petition was made so that people who have had issues signing the old one will still have a chance to sign and have their voices heard. These petitions are for the same exact cause and will be linked together as one. Thank You! Please do not double sign!

LINK TO 1st PETITION --https://www.change.org/p/close-the-doors-of-hillside-learning-center-and-change-our-laws-to-better-protect-our-children

 

STORY STARTS HERE! Hillside Learning Center is located in Hastings Minnesota. Last August, a teacher that was employed at this daycare was responsible for continuously restraining and then biting a 6-year old child with autism. This daycare has had a large amount of violations which you can look at in links below. DHS revoked the license of the daycare and the daycare appealed the action.  DHS and Hillside came to settlement agreement in which the owner and director must hand in their license as of March 1st, 2017. 

The directors lawyer has clearly stated in a newspaper interview that their intentions are to have the husband of the soon to be ex-director be in charge and run the daycare instead of closing the doors. He will still need to get the license by March. Her husband helped and worked at Hillside also. He was seen at the daycare often and was responsible for some of the paperwork. The director states that "nothing is changing and Hillside is not closing" in the interview in Star Gazette Newspaper.  That is exactly the fear of many people!! We need to stand up and let them know we are not supporting it!! We won't stand for abuse and neglect of our children! 

This petition is important for a few reasons. 

 Bringing awareness to the fact that daycare laws and policies need to be changed. We need stronger laws!  We need laws that are going to protect our children! We need cameras in the rooms! Stronger policies such as mandotory reporting of abuse to police immediatly and mandatory time limit when contacting parents after abuse! Not allowing for daycares to have their own investigations or interviews with children. Police should do that! Not allowing family members to apply and recieve a license for a daycare shut down by DHS.
Stand up, link arms and give a voice to the children who were affected by the actions and neglect from this daycare or might be in the future! PROTECT OUR CHILDREN AND KEEP THEM SAFE! 
Show Hillside and Government officials that we do not and will not support Hillside Learning Center keeping their doors open nor caring for our children! We will not support any daycare that has been shut down by DHS for good reason!! 
Asking Government officials to step in and make sure Hillside closes their doors for good. That no family members have the ability to take over or get provided a license to do so. They were ordered to hand in their license for a reason! Allowing family to take over changes nothing, just like the director stated! They publicly rubbed it in that they found a loop hole in the law!  Lets seal that loop hole so no other daycare can use it!!           
DEMAND THEY CLOSE THE DOORS OF HILLSIDE LEARNING CENTER FOR GOOD! DEMAND THEY CHANGE LAWS AND PROTECT OUR KIDS BETTER!! STOP PROTECTING THE DAYCARES AND SCHOOLS WHEN THEY HURT OUR CHILDREN!!

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FOR MORE INFORMATION CHECK OUT THESE LINKS BELOW!!!

INFORMATION LINKS: 

STAR GAZETTE   http://www.hastingsstargazette.com/news/4363110-hastings-day-care-center-settles-state-following-several-violations

FOX 9 http://www.fox9.com/news/ex-daycare-provider-sentenced-for-biting-child-with-autism 

DHS SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT http://www.rivertowns.net/basic-page/4363129-matter-appeal-hillside-learning-center-order-license-revocation 

DHS HILLSIDE LICENSE INFORMATION https://licensinglookup.dhs.state.mn.us/Details.aspx?l=1054544 

 PIONEER PRESS http://www.twincities.com/2017/11/27/hastings-day-care-center-settles-with-state-following-several-violations/ 

 Photo Credit of Main Photo: Hastings Star Gazette Newspaper Hastings, MN 

 

 

 



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