User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


33° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Day Care Taking Extra Safety Precautions

September 21, 2012, 11:59 AM by Ben Dunsmoor

Day Care Taking Extra Safety Precautions
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

In-home day care providers in Sioux Falls are thinking about their safety measures following the Cost Cutters shooting last week.

Police say 38-year-old Tyrone Smith walked in his day care provider's home last Tuesday and took his two children at gunpoint.  Smith then went to Cost Cutters, where his girlfriend worked, and shot and killed manager Amanda Connors before turning the gun on himself.

Many in-home day cares don't have the same safety features as larger day care centers since they're run right out of the provider's house.

That's why the Sioux Empire Child Care Network is planning a workshop in October for providers to talk about domestic violence and how they can keep themselves and the other children safe.

One day care provider in Sioux Falls has already taken extra steps.  Tammy Remillard installed a special lock with a keypad on it, which she can activate and deactivate for parents.

"It's just always better to be safe, so you spend $100 on a lock, it's well worth it if you prevent a problem," Remillard said.

Tonight on KELOLAND News we'll take a closer look at why home day care providers say safety is especially important in a business that is so personal.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments





Sponsored
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View news

You may also like

ISIS 'Kill List' Said To Include Target In Rapid City

3/24/2015 2:30 PM

CBS News confirms ISIS has a target in South Dakota.

Full Story
Family: Crow Creek BIA Superintendent Stabbed At His Office

3/25/2015 4:36 PM

An investigation is underway into the stabbing of the Crow Creek BIA Superintendent.

Full Story
Empire Mall Burger King Closes

3/22/2015 2:30 PM

The Burger King inside The Empire Mall in Sioux Falls is closing Sunday, March 22.

Full Story
Four Arrested On Drug Charges, Accused Of Making Hashish Oil

3/23/2015 1:32 PM

Four people are accused of making drugs just a block away from from the Clay County sheriff's office.

Full Story
Huron Man Dies In Rollover Crash

3/22/2015 11:42 AM

A Huron man was killed Saturday morning in a rollover crash at the intersection of 216th Street and SD Highway 45 in Hand County, near Miller.

Full Story


Events