After the passing of hurricane Irma, all day care centers suffered damage, some more extensive than the other ones and were left without power and potable water.
In accordance with the law, day centers must be able to operate in a safe and healthy manner. Power, being from the grid or through a generator, drinking water, proper ventilation and suitable and safe playground are some of the requirements. An inspection team consisting of inspectors from the Ministry VSA, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of VROMI have conducted inspections on health, safety, infrastructural and educational aspects. Hazards related to these aspects shouldn’t be present.
Based on these inspections up till today only the following day care centers have been permitted to resume services:
- Alexander's Early Stimulation & Development Center - Betty's Estate # 8
- Busy Body - Fr. PA Barbanson # 8 – Simpsonbay
- Brighter Child - Zagersgut lane # 4 - Cul de Sac
- Care Bears - Tiger Rd # 10 – Cayhill
- Children's World - Hibiscus road # 1 – Saunders
- Discovery Kidz - Cains drive # 5 - Dutch Quarter
- Ebenezer Learning Center - Ebenezer road # 92 - Ebenezer
- EDUCARE Learning Center - Pinel Key drive# 6 - Defiance
- Fun ‘n Learn Kids Pre-school in Maho tree drive - Orange grove
- Gribouille French day care & kindergarten - Celsius road # 37 - Cole Bay
- IDEAL Pre-school - Amaryllis road # 24a – Saunders
- Jubilee Joy in Meadowlands drive # 3 - Retreat Estate (owner decision to resume in November)
- Kids Unite Pre-school & nursery - Pigeon pea road # 15 - South Reward
- Kids World United Daycare Center - Kings drive # 2 - Dutch Quarter
- Little Explorers - Wesley street # 7 - Cole bay
- Look and Learn - Quadeloupe road # 10 - Madame Estate
- Lucia's Baby Center Foundation - Defiance road # 6 – Defiance
- Lucia's Learning Center - Defiance road # 3 – Defiance
- M&M - Hope Estate # 11b - Hope Estate
- M&M - Kruythoff drive # 6 - Cole Bay
- Ms. Ingrid Home Care - Watling Rd. 11D - Madame Estate
- Pampers to Crayons - A.T. Ilidge road # 155
- Rainbow Bright - L. B. Scott Rd # 168 - South Reward
- Speckles Corner - Clement de Weever drive # 33 - Union Farm
- Tiny Tots Pre-school & Day Care - Maho tree drive - Orange grove
As soon as other day care centers are able to resume services this will be announced.
The Inspector General, November 6th, 2017.