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Daycare Owner Arrested After Cops Look Behind False Wall

Police found 26 kids in basement area

(Newser) - A Colorado woman accused of hiding 26 children behind a false wall at her daycare center was arrested for investigation of misdemeanor child abuse, police said Thursday. Carla Faith, 58, was arrested Monday in Colorado Springs on suspicion of two counts of reckless child abuse without injury and a single... More »

At Day Care Center, Police Find 26 Children Behind a False Wall

Complaints had been received that the center was beyond allowed capacity

(Newser) - Police who went to a Colorado day care after receiving complaints that the business was housing more children than its license allowed say they found 26 kids behind a false wall that hid the entrance to a basement. Officers dispatched to the Play Mountain Place day care in Colorado Springs... More »

4 Siblings Died in Day Care Fire

Homeowner's child also killed in Erie blaze

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania mother left her four children at an overnight day care center Saturday while she worked a night shift. None of them survived a devastating blaze that swept through the Erie home Sunday. Authorities say a total of five children died in the blaze, including the four siblings and... More »

Felony Charges in Alleged Day Care Fight Club Incident

At least six children were recorded with a padded glove on one hand

(Newser) - Two St. Louis day care workers are facing felony charges after preschool children in their care were encouraged to fight each other. St. Louis prosecutors charged 28-year-old Mickala Guliford and 22-year-old Tena Dailey with first-degree endangering a child. A summons was issued Monday. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports charging documents... More »

A Toddler Drowned in a Day Care Pool. Her Twin Just Died

Tragedy in Tennessee at unlicensed child-care facility

(Newser) - A Tennessee toddler drowned in a day care's swimming pool Friday, and now her twin brother has also succumbed to his injuries, per the Knoxville News Sentinel . The little boy, identified by People as Elijah Orejuela, died Sunday after two days on life support; his sister, Elyssa Orejuela, died... More »

She Drugged Kids Into Sleep, Went Tanning, to CrossFit

January Neatherlin was handed a 21-year sentence on Friday

(Newser) - The operator of the Little Giggles day care center in Bend, Ore., had a rule: Parents couldn't drop off or collect their children between 11am and 2pm. That was the period January Neatherlin referred to as "nap time"—and when she headed out to go tanning and... More »

Day Care Workers Arrested After Mom Demands Video

Toddlers were burned with hot glue gun

(Newser) - Two workers at a Chicago day care were fired and arrested after a disturbing incident that left five toddlers injured. Police say surveillance video captured one of the workers burning the 2-year-olds with a hot glue gun while the other woman watched and laughed, People reports. Lizandra Cosme, 32, has... More »

Cops: Toddler Finds Gun, Shoots 2 at Day Care

Boy was shot in face, another in shoulder; both are in hospital

(Newser) - In what a Michigan police chief refers to as "totally tragic" and "irresponsible," a loaded firearm was allegedly left in reach of children at an apparently unlicensed home day care in Dearborn, resulting in two children being shot Wednesday. Police say a toddler came upon the gun... More »

Boy, 2, Dies After More Than 5 Hours in Hot SUV

He was left in vehicle outside Fla. day care

(Newser) - Yet another child has died after being left in a hot car all day. The latest tragic death was in Brandon, Fla., where 2-year-old Jacob Manchego died Tuesday after being left for more than five hours in an SUV outside the day care center where his half sister worked, WFLA... More »

Mom: Day Care Worker Breastfed My Baby

She's pushing for criminal charges in North Carolina

(Newser) - An angry North Carolina mother has lodged an unusual complaint about her infant's day care: She says a worker breastfed her 3-month-old son without permission. Kaycee Oxendine tells WTVD-TV in Durham that security footage inside Carrboro Early School showed a woman adjusting her top and bringing Oxendine's child... More »

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 »

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