Christina Cinelli-McFall, a 30-year-old woman of Palm Coast, Florida was arrested on a criminal charge of child abuse. Cinelli-McFall was the operator of Chrissy’s Cottage, an unlicensed day care. She was arrested after a 1-year-old boy suffered injuries under her care. According to investigators, the child was either hit with a blunt instrument or shaken. The infant was hospitalized more than a month in Jacksonville, Florida and still requires medical care. If you would like to read more on this story please see One-year-old boy suffers severe personal injuries after being hit on the head or shaken at an unlicensed day care.
It is not uncommon for people to operate day care centers without the proper licensing required by the State of Florida. Researching different day care facilities may be tedious to parents. However, conducting a full background search before selecting a day care facility is key to ensuring the safety of your child. If you would like to read more on how to conduct a proper search for selecting a day care facility in Florida please read Common Sense Tips in Selecting or Researching a Florida Day Care Center for Your Child.