An Oakdale daycare provider in trouble for putting the children she's supposed to protect in possible danger. Jennifer Goldetsky had her daycare license temporarily suspended and is charged with child endangerment and neglect for locking 3 children in a shed behind her house in the middle of winter.
Investigators say, when 2 social workers stopped by Goldetsky's daycare for an unannounced visit back in February, she not only asked a parent who was inside to leave with her daughter and two other children, but also locked three boys, who are just four and five years old, in a shed in her backyard for 45 minutes -- with no shoes or jackets. Authorities claim she did this so the county wouldn't find out she was taking care of more children than she is licensed for.
"They were very, very cold. One of the children was crying during this time because he was so cold," said Fred Fink, a prosecutor with the Washington County Attorney's Office.
"If these allegations are true. It boggles my mind how someone could do that just to maintain their licensure frankly."
Washington County social workers had just cited Goldetsky a day earlier for her daycare being overcapacity, having an infant who wasn't sleeping in a crib, and a worker who hadn't received proper training in SIDS or shaken baby syndrome.
During that second visit, Goldetsky was cited again for her daycare being over capacity, not filling out crib inspection forms, and for not having proper records for the children in her care.
The Minnesota Department of Human Services has until August first to decide whether she'll get her license back or have it permanently revoked.