Daycare Closed Down

Sheriff’s officials will meet with representatives from the department of children and families in Panama City as to when they will decide whether or not criminal charges will be filed against Kids’ Best Daycare.

The courts have stepped in on the case of a Panama City Beach daycare center accused of neglecting children.

Circuit Judge Deedee Costello issued an emergency order closing Kids’ Best Daycare, after a baby was severely burned there earlier last week.

Sheriff’s officials say eight-month-old Yalena Mousadakus tipped over a crock pot full of hot water, scalding half of her body.

The judge cited a long history of non-compliance by Kids’ Best Daycare as reason to shutdown the facility.

Kids’ Best Daycare has been fined five times in the past three years.

A court date has been set for June 6.

Yalena is now in stable condition but will remain hospitalized for weeks to come.