10-month-old boy critical after incident at illegal Taylor day care

Apartment suspected of being an illegal home day care (KXAN photo)
Apartment suspected of being an illegal home day care (KXAN photo)

TAYLOR, Texas (KXAN) — Taylor Police are investigating what happened at an illegal home day care after a 10-month-old child was rushed to the hospital last week.

Officers say they responded to an apartment on Sloan Street on June 15 for reports of a boy who was having difficulty breathing. Investigators said they aren’t sure whether the boy was hurt or suffering from a medical condition but say he is in critical condition.

Child Protective Services confirmed their agency is investigating, in conjunction with Child Care Licensing, because the childcare provider was not licensed with the state. The agency says they cannot release how many children were being watched at the apartment since it is part of the investigation.

Authorities have also closed down the day care.

Daycare Definitions:
Listed Family Home: A caregiver provides care in the caregiver’s own home for three or fewer children unrelated to the caregiver, birth through 13 years old, for at least four hours a day, three or more days a week, and more than nine consecutive weeks. The total number of children in care, including children related to the caregiver, may not exceed 12.
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 elementary school children. The total number of children in care at any given time, including the children related to the caregiver, must not exceed 12.
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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