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Infant Found Unresponsive At Daycare Facility -- Courant.com

There are 32 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Oct 9, 2007, titled Infant Found Unresponsive At Daycare Facility -- Courant.com. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

Investigators are trying to determine why a three-month old baby boy was found unresponsive at a day care facility in the Broad Brook section of town Monday morning, police said.

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Monitor

Hartford, CT

#22 Oct 9, 2007
Early Childhood Adv wrote:
You wanted to be a parent(s) well i suggest you stay home with your children. Afterall, this is (not this case) the thanks we providers get anyway..so...stay home!
Who's watching the children?
Monitor

Hartford, CT

#23 Oct 9, 2007
According to the J.I., there was blood aroung the child's nose and mouth.
Monitor

Hartford, CT

#24 Oct 9, 2007
ros wrote:
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no need for the nasty response :(
Unfortunately when you read a post you have to make an assumption about the tone. I made an assumption about yours and I apologize.
Susan

United States

#25 Oct 9, 2007
I think licensing for home based daycare in Connecticut is meaningless. I had a neighbor who decided that, after not being able to hold down a job, that it would be cool to run a daycare at home, people would deliver her business, and she could just "stay home". She had three young kids of her own, that she let run loose and unsupervised starting when they were practially toddlers. I called the state and said "you should NOT give a license to this person. I've seen her slap her daughter across the face" the response from the person in that licensing division was "did it leave a mark?". OMG! And then she said, "has she neglected or abused any children in her care?" I said "No, she doesn't HAVE the license yet and you shouldn't give her one". the response? "Well, we can't go by that. If you see her neglecting or abusing one of the kids she is being paid to watch then we can take action". No kidding. I don't think this woman had homeowner's insurance, her car was unregistered and uninsured- they don't even require homeoners or liability insurance! WITH a license! She got her license, only ever had one kid before she was bored with it. Thank god. Her 9 year old was doing the babysitting for this littler kid (whose parent worked second shift) anyway.

Best bet is reputation/referral from someone you know and trust, and also ask to SEE CPR certification, proof of liability insurance etc. If someone is legit they shouldn't mind being asked. One question to ask is "Have you ever hit a child?". If they say something like "What have you heard", or anything other than an immmediate "No, of course not", look elsewhere. If a prospective provider gets miffed or offended by any questions go elsewhere.
WL person

United States

#27 Oct 9, 2007
Everything is pure speculation. Perhaps with all the kids out of school yesterday, an older child was monkeying around with the little one and hit him, or dropped him. Anything is possible but pure speculation as I said. I understand everyone's grievance about "licensing" daycare. However, have you ever walked in the shoes of a single mother, getting no child support, who is trying to work and raise a family? I've been there 30 years ago. A well-thought of sitter in my neighborhood took my son for $50 a week. I was making $140 a week before taxes and my rent was $550. You do the math. She was unlicensed but wonderful. If I wanted to claim child care services on my income tax, and she had to pay taxes on the money, she would have had to charge me more. God Bless people like her.
WL person

United States

#28 Oct 9, 2007
and if you want to know how I made ends meet on that salary, and a pittance of $25 a week in child support (when I got it), I worked 3 jobs. And no, when I had my son, I never realized my husband was a shmuck or I certainly wouldn't have had kids.
EW Ties

Broad Brook, CT

#29 Oct 9, 2007
Monitor wrote:
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Since I indicated that it is not cheaper because the provider sets the rate, perhaps you can be more clear instead of just saying it IS cheaper.
I understand the definition of tax free but I don't see how that pertains to paying for daycare. In fact, folks who pay childcare expenses are given a tax credit. Please correct me if I am wrong.
The definition of suspicion is questionable.
If I go to a reputable daycare with schooling I may pay $200 per week. If I go to a home licensed daycare provider, I may pay $150.00. An a home without license, I may pay $100 per week. The person babysitting does not claim this as income. The person leaving their child would not claim it because they are saving up front. They would need the SS# of the person babysitting. If you list a SS# and that person is not paying taxes, they will be caught. If you do not list it, your saving up front.
Kurt

Guilford, CT

#30 Oct 9, 2007
"Police say the nature of the incident involves suspicious circumstances"

OMG, poor kid. What was suspicious here?

“Water calm~No alligators?”

Since: May 07

Far Away from You

#31 Oct 9, 2007
Monitor wrote:
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Yes....but she was NOT licensed.
Just because she wasn't licensed, doesn't mean that she isn't CPR certified. Looks like she did the right thing, she alerted 911 immediately, unlike the granny in West Hartford.

EBB

Since: Mar 07

Ct

#32 Oct 9, 2007
WL person wrote:
Everything is pure speculation. Perhaps with all the kids out of school yesterday, an older child was monkeying around with the little one and hit him, or dropped him. Anything is possible but pure speculation as I said. I understand everyone's grievance about "licensing" daycare. However, have you ever walked in the shoes of a single mother, getting no child support, who is trying to work and raise a family? I've been there 30 years ago. A well-thought of sitter in my neighborhood took my son for $50 a week. I was making $140 a week before taxes and my rent was $550. You do the math. She was unlicensed but wonderful. If I wanted to claim child care services on my income tax, and she had to pay taxes on the money, she would have had to charge me more. God Bless people like her.
Unlicensed day care providers often are people who can't BE licensed because they have criminal records or DCF records. Part of the licensing procedure is a background check. I'd rather leave my kids with someone I knew didn't have a criminal or child abuse history. But that's just me.
Grama

New Haven, CT

#33 Oct 9, 2007
Early Childhood Adv wrote:
You wanted to be a parent(s) well i suggest you stay home with your children. Afterall, this is (not this case) the thanks we providers get anyway..so...stay home!
Go away and don't come back

Your pyscho babble is just that... babble
Kurt

Guilford, CT

#34 Oct 9, 2007
hmnn

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