Day Care License Suspended After Baby’s Death

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services has suspended the license of the Levittown day care center where a 4-month old baby died Thursday.

Kay Shriver day care center at 74 Pond Lane received a hand delivered suspension letter Friday, Pat Cantiello of OCFS said. The day care will be suspended pending the OCFS’s investigation.

The baby boy apparently stopped breathing after being put down for a nap around 11 a.m., according to police. The owner of the day care center called 911 and performed CPR.

The infant was pronounced dead at Nassau University Medical Center. His name was not released.

OCFS officials went to the Levittown center Thursday afternoon to investigate the incident and determine whether or not the license should be suspended. Spokeswoman Susan Steele said that several staff members may not have been cleared by the state to work there.

Cantiello said that the provider is entitled to an administrative hearing if she wishes to contest the suspension. The request would need to be made in writing and in the next 10 days.

With Associated Press