The Kansas Department of Health and Environment on Thursday issued an emergency suspension order against the Belinda Rosenbaum Day Care Home in Augusta.
The department issues such orders, which are subject to appeal, when it is necessary to protect children in the facility from any potential threat to health or safety, the release said.
The day care is located at 1612 Cedar Lane, Augusta.
During a Feb. 25 visit an inspector from KDHE found three unsecured guns stored in areas where the children at the day care could reach them, the suspension order said. Two of the firearms were stored in a closet within reach of the children and a third was kept in a drawer in the master bedroom’s bed’s headboard along with the ammunition.
The inspector also found a 7-month-old infant sleeping on the bed. The order noted that the children at the day care, the eldest listed was 5 years old, were allowed full access to the house including where the guns were kept.
The children were also allowed to play outside unsupervised, the report said.