MISSOURI CITY, Texas -- A Missouri City day care was being forced to make some serious improvements after twin babies were badly bitten at the facility, state investigators said.
The Vision Kids Learning Academysaid the children were brought to the facility injured, but 11 News obtained a copy of the record of the state investigation that says otherwise.
September 27, 2010, was a rough day for Kaydin and Kyron Thomas. They had been at the day care about an hour when their mother started getting phone calls about scratches on the twins faces.
Ashley Thomas said she was told the injuries were minor.
But when she went to pick them up around noon, Thomas said she was shocked.
I cussed. I was like hell no! You out your mind. You crazy! she said.
She called HPD, who called CPS and sent the boys to Texas Children s Hospital. The doctors described the injuries as child abuse and agreed there were bite marks.
This is not minor. He (Kaydin) has the cuts and bites on his face. He s (Kyron) got the cut on his eye, looks like someone dug in his eye, Thomas said of the injuries.
At one point, Kyron s eye was actually swollen shut.
That week, 11 News spoke with Vicki Mayo, owner of Vision Kids Learning Academy. She denied that the injuries occurred at the day care.
It did not happen here, she said.
But Child Care Licensing spokeswoman Gwen Carter disagreed.
They did violate one of the rules. Carter reported. There is sufficient evidence to support that 7-month-old twins were severely bitten by another child in care due to the lack of supervision.
There was one caregiver for 22 children. The children varied in age from very young to school age, Carter added.
Another alleged violation was that the sign-in and sign-out logs were not properly maintained.
Vision Kids has previous violations, but nothing serious, and they were all corrected.
But that was little consolation to Ashley Thomas.
It s emotionally upsetting cause when you walk into the day care to see my baby like that it hurts, she said.
Thomas is considering a lawsuit against the day care. Vision Kids declined any comment after the release of the report.
Child Care Licensing said Vision Kids addressed the violations. They plan to follow up with announced visits to check on the facility. If you want to check out a particular day care s record, click here.