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ETX daycare shut down after baby fractures skull

Monday, November 19, 2012 - 2:56pm

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services notified an East Texas daycare Friday of their permit's cancelation.

According to a letter sent to the daycare, Wild About Kids, the state is imposing "Adverse Action," which are "steps that child care licensing may take to force an operation to close. Adverse actions are taken when an operation has been cited for deficiencies that pose a risk to the health and safety of children, or if there are indications of a continued failure to comply with standards, rules or child care law. Adverse actions include denial of an application, revocation or suspension of a permit, or an adverse amendment with conditions to a permit."

DFPS Spokeswoman Shari Pulliam tells FOX 51 a 9-month-old child allegedly fell from a changing table to a concrete floor on September 8, 2012. The department determined the baby was injured as a result of "seriously deficient supervision" caused by the daycare.

The child's current condition is unknown, but the infant did sustain a skull fracture and a subdural hematoma from the fall. During the investigation, state officials discovered the daycare had lied about details surrounding the incident to parents and kept them from seeking immediate medical attention for the baby.

The operation has a right to request an administrative review and a due process hearing. If the adverse action is upheld, the operation must close. When the operation receives notice from Child Care Licensing that an adverse action will be taken, the operation must notify each parent, guardian, or managing conservator of the children served in the operation of the action being taken. Parents, guardians, or managing conservators must also be notified when seeking to enroll children after the operation has received a revocation or suspension notice.

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