O'FALLON, Mo. (KSDK) - A daycare has been shut down indefinitely after a 2-year-old was forgotten outside for 4 ½ hours.

The toddler was left on a playground at Bright Start Academy in O'Fallon, Missouri on Christmas Eve, when temperatures were in the 20s.

The girl's father discovered her outside when he arrived to take her home. She is expected to be okay.

The daycare was suspended, and given 10 days to appeal.

NewsChannel 5 checked in with the state on Wednesday, and there's no word yet on whether the center will reopen.

Read or Share this story: