Five days have passed since a 3-year-old girl died of heatstroke after being left behind in a school bus at a certified children's center in Makinohara City, Shizuoka Prefecture.
The prefecture and city, which are conducting special audits of children's centers, will decide whether to issue recommendations for improvement by the middle of this month.
On the 5th of last month, at Kawasaki Kindergarten, a certified children's center in Makinohara City, Senna Kawamoto (3) died of a severe heat stroke after being left in the car for about five hours in a kindergarten bus that was stopped in the parking lot. Did.
After the incident, the children's garden, which had been closed for a long time, reopened on the 3rd after taking safety measures, and on the morning of the 5th, parents could be seen bringing the children inside.
Regarding the cause of the incident, the kindergarten said that the chairman at the time, who was driving the bus, neglected to check inside the bus, and the homeroom teacher did not contact the parents even though the girl could not be seen in the classroom. He explains that he made several mistakes.
Shizuoka Prefecture and Makinohara City entered a special audit on the 9th of last month, and are investigating problems related to safety management. I showed the idea to judge.
Mayor Sugimoto said, "The responsibility for losing trust in early childhood education and childcare is grave. I would like you to recognize the seriousness of the accident and work hard to regain the trust of bereaved families and citizens with a sincere attitude." said.