Southington daycare closes for good due to ongoing issues - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Southington daycare closes for good due to ongoing issues

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Cheshire Country Day School closed for good this week. (WFSB) Cheshire Country Day School closed for good this week. (WFSB)
SOUTHINGTON, CT (WFSB) -

The Southington daycare that was suddenly shut down due to an infestation of mice and a mishandling of files has closed it's doors for good.

Eyewitness News obtained a letter that was sent by the Cheshire Country Day School informing parents the daycare will not reopen, after parents expressed concerns about several ongoing issues.

According to state records, a number of complaints against the daycare were filed earlier this year. Two were filed last week.

Now parents are left scrambling, trying to find care for their children, like Katherine and Glenn Murano.

They have two children, and another on the way, and recently opened a new business on Main Street called Kenzie Kakes.

With both of them working full time, they were sent into panic-mode when they learned the daycare would be closing its doors.

"To just instantly try to schedule someone to cover and watch our kids, it's incredibly difficult as any parent in Connecticut knows,” said Glenn Murano.

Last Friday, the owner Asher Sussman sent an email to parents saying he was temporarily closing for a variety of reasons, including “Mouse droppings were found in cabinets, closets, food storage areas, etc... I did not know this until Thursday evening."

According to an inspection report from Terminix, there was knowledge of an infestation in early September.

"As a father, you kind of got to react to something like that and be concerned that our children are walking around and picking up mouse droppings and putting it in their mouth. Every child, that's exactly what they do,” Murano said.

On Tuesday night, parents received word that the daycare would not be reopening.

A letter said, it part, “We anticipated opening again with renewed energy, resources and support. In lieu of feedback that we have received from parents with regards to their future plans for childcare, we decided it would be better to close the center permanently."

"He just dropped an email with a couple of days’ notice. That just shows he has no care for the parents,” Murano said.

For now, the Muranos have a babysitter but they will soon be putting their children in another daycare.

Eyewitness News has reached out to the owner multiple times but has not heard back.

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