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Baby Dies on First Day at Daycare

Mom, during first day back to work, had called to check on her 3 times

(Newser) - On Adrienne Kromer's first day back at work following three and a half months of maternity leave, she called her daughter's new daycare center three times to check on the baby girl. McKenna Felmly had shown no signs of illness or distress when she was dropped off at... More »

Mom Whose Baby Died at Daycare: Our System Is Broken

We need more parental leave, writes Amber Scorah

(Newser) - Amber Scorah wanted a longer maternity leave. She didn't yet feel comfortable leaving her 3-month-old son, but her company had no mechanism in place to allow her to take more time off, even if it was unpaid. She and her partner discussed the possibility of her quitting her job—... More »

Day Care Shuttered After Baby Bitten 27 Times

Parents say unlicensed Texas operator waited 4 hours to call them

(Newser) - When John and Jeanette Betancourt were alerted Friday that their 4-month-old son had been bitten at his San Antonio day care, Jeanette went to pick him up and noticed the day care operator was holding the infant close to her body. "She finally turns my son around and the... More »

Their Idea to Improve Day Care in Slums Won $1M

Team IMPCT pairs investors with women who already given informal care

(Newser) - After making it to the final round of six, a group of business school classmates on Saturday took home the $1 million Hult Prize, beating more than 20,000 applicants in an attempt to present a real-world solution to this problem: How can early childhood education be improved for 10... More »

Day Care Workers Accused of Running Child 'Fight Club'

2 women have been fired, face child abuse charges

(Newser) - Investigators say they've uncovered a disturbing fight club at just about the last place you'd expect to find such a ring: a day care. Prosecutors allege teacher's aide Erica Kenny, 22, and teacher Chanese White, 28, encouraged about a dozen boys and girls, aged 4 to 6,... More »

Boys So Sunburned at Daycare They're Airlifted to Hospital

Daycare shut its doors yesterday while Oklahoma investigates

(Newser) - A northeast Oklahoma daycare shut its doors yesterday after a mother reported her two young sons were severely sunburned during an outing to a water park. Happiness Is a Learning Center daycare in Vinita agreed to cease operations while the state Department of Human Services and police investigate, says DHS... More »

74% Would Pull Their Kids From Vaccine-Lax Day Care

Most also believe day care providers should check vaccinations every year

(Newser) - Most parents would consider yanking their kids out of a day care setting if other kids weren't vaccinated, according to a study by the University of Michigan's CS Mott Children's Hospital . More than 600 parents of kids up to the age of 5 were queried for the... More »

1 Child Dead, 10 Injured When Car Hits Day Care

Driver who caused the accident is still at large

(Newser) - A vehicle crashed into an Orlando-area day care today, killing one child and injuring about a dozen more, reports the Orlando Sentinel . At least one adult was reported to be injured as well. Several of the victims were in serious condition hours after this afternoon's accident in Winter Park.... More »

3 Hurt as Cadillac Smashes Into Day Care Center

SUV hit back of parked car outside Kansas City facility

(Newser) - Three young children suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries when a freak accident sent a Cadillac straight through the wall of a day care center in Kansas City. Around 40 kids were inside when an SUV plowed into the back of the parked car, which ended up almost completely inside... More »

Woman Gets 80 Years for Daycare Fire That Killed 4

Jessica Tata sentenced in death of one child, still faces more charges

(Newser) - A Texas woman was sentenced to 80 years today for her felony murder conviction in the death of one of four children killed in a fire at her home day care in Houston. Jessica Tata, 24, was convicted last week in connection with the death of 16-month-old Elias Castillo. Authorities... More »

Daycare Now Costs More Than College

Sending an infant to a center often breaks the bank for parents

(Newser) - It's entirely possible your children won't even remember the most expensive institution you ever enroll them in. On average, sending an infant to daycare is now more expensive than attending a state college, according to a new study from ChildCare Aware of America. Massachusetts residents, for instance, can... More »

Shooter Kills 3 at Minneapolis Day Care

Suspect reportedly escaped by bicycle

(Newser) - Three people were killed this morning when someone opened fire at an in-home day care in a Minneapolis suburb, and then rode away on a BMX bicycle, the AP reports. The incident prompted a lockdown at a nearby technical school. It's unclear if any children were present during the... More »

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