Georgetown daycare operator connected to baby’s death out of jail

Holly Harrison operates a day care in Georgetown. (WCSO)
Holly Harrison operates a day care in Georgetown. (WCSO)

GEORGETOWN, Texas (KXAN) — A woman who operates a child-care home in Georgetown bounded out of the Williamson County Jail Wednesday morning.

Holly Harrison, 37, is charged with injury to a child and tampering with evidence in connection with the death of a five-month-old baby boy. On Tuesday, authorities issued two felony arrest warrants for Harrison, 37, the operator of All About Kids day care. She was booked into the Williamson County Jail on Tuesday afternoon.

A spokesperson for Texas Child Care Licensing says the baby, named Brody, died while at the day care, which is a registered child-care home, on Jan. 13. State records indicate the provider registered to be a child-care home in October 2015 after being cited for not having a permit in August 2015.

All About Kids In-home day care in Georgetown
Sign at All About Kids day care in Georgetown on Tuesday morning. (KXAN Photo/Lauren Kravets)

The child’s official cause of death is still being investigated but the Williamson County Assistant District Attorney says the baby may have choked on a mitten.

Child Care Licensing, a division of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, says the day care voluntarily stopped caring for children while the investigation is ongoing. Williamson County Sheriff’s Department initially handled the call.

Day Care Definitions

In 2014, KXAN News investigated in-home day cares that are unregulated and how parents can check to make sure their day care is a safe one. To find out of your child’s day care is listed, visit http://www.dfps.state.tx.us/

Listed Family Home: A caregiver provides care in the caregiver’s own home for 1-3 unrelated children, for at least four hours a day, three or more days a week, and more than three consecutive weeks. They are not inspected unless a report is received alleging child abuse/neglect.
Registered Child-Care Home: A caregiver provides regular care in the caregiver’s own home for not more than six children from birth through 13 years old, and may provide care after school hours for not more than six additional school-age children. The total number of children in care at any given time, including the children related to the caregiver, must not exceed 12. These are inspected every 1-2 years.
Licensed Child-Care Home: The caregiver provides care in the caregiver’s own home for children from birth through 13 years old. The total number of children in care varies with the ages of the children, but the total number of children in care at any given time, including the children related to the caregiver, must not exceed 12.
Licensed Center: An operation providing care for seven or more children under 14 years old for less than 24 hours per day at a location other than the permit holder’s home

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