Fruitport daycare closed after child ...

Fruitport daycare closed after child found dead

There are 186 comments on the WZZM Grand Rapids story from Apr 3, 2008, titled Fruitport daycare closed after child found dead. In it, WZZM Grand Rapids reports that:

A Fruiport group home daycare has been closed after a child was found dead there last week.

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MKylie

Amelia Court House, VA

#21 Apr 3, 2008
Friend of Family wrote:
Just one piece of advice to WZZM13 readers, don't make judgements on this tradegy by this article. Obviously all the details have not been shared and as a friend to both innocent parties please do not make any assumptions or judgements. I'm really disappointed in WZZM for taking this negative spin on this tradegy. This is a tradegy for everyone involved and keeping them in your prayers is the most important issue. Losing a child at any age is difficult.
Negative SPIN? All they did was report the facts! The facts are that a child was found dead at a daycare, the daycare's license has been suspended, and violations were found in the home... OOOooohhhh, that's it. You don't think that it should have been reported that violations were found in the home... But if WZZM knew that and didn't report it, then they wouldn't be doing their job now, would they?

At least they didn't publish the name of the dead child or the names of his parents. I'd give them credit for that if I were you.

“November 12th, 2011”

Since: Nov 07

up a tree

#22 Apr 3, 2008
Friend of Family wrote:
Obviously all the details have not been shared and as a friend to both innocent parties please do not make any assumptions or judgements. This is a tradegy for everyone involved and keeping them in your prayers is the most important issue.
If numerous violations were found, then how can the daycare be "innocent". Those violations may not have played part in the childs death, but if a daycare provider can't follow ALL the rules, they should not be in buisness. And while keeping the families in prayer is a nice gesture the most important issue as I see it, is to ensure that all laws are followed and that there are stiff penalties for providers who break those laws. I hope we get more info soon.
PARENT

Denver, CO

#23 Apr 3, 2008
YOU PEOPLE HAVE NO IDEA!!!!!

<<<<<"NONE ">>>>>>

<<<<<<WZZM IS AS WORTHLESS ASTHEY COME.>>>>> >>
Muskegon

United States

#24 Apr 3, 2008
You can read about all violations reported at childcare facilities in the state of Michigan online. Most violations are minor. You cannot judge this daycare provider on a preliminary article from WZZM. If the state went into your home they would find more violations than at most daycares. Regular people are not required to child proof homes like daycare providers. Remember your posts can hurt innocent people and spread incorrect rummors.Good people do not deserve the comments some of you have posted here. Thank You to those that do not pass judgement! Pray for all involved!
uh oh

Amelia Court House, VA

#25 Apr 3, 2008
PARENT wrote:
YOU PEOPLE HAVE NO IDEA!!!!!
<<<<<"NONE ">>>>>>
<<<<<<WZZM IS AS WORTHLESS ASTHEY COME.>>>>> >>
Good grief... here we go again... let the defensiveness begin!
Betty

Saint Joseph, MI

#26 Apr 3, 2008
PARENT wrote:
YOU PEOPLE HAVE NO IDEA!!!!!
<<<<<"NONE ">>>>>>
<<<<<<WZZM IS AS WORTHLESS ASTHEY COME.>>>>> >>
fill us in would you?
Muskegon

United States

#27 Apr 3, 2008
Leaving MI soon wrote:
It's a tragedy you cannot spell.
You trash someone for spelling! Quick posts often have typos. Get a life!
Deeply Concerned

United States

#28 Apr 3, 2008
First of all I don't understand what the purpose of having a map and the address of the home posted??? Shame on you. Like always the media adds a frenzy to make the story more interesting and the public always buys into it. Everyone seems to like tragedy. I think we should wait to see the results of the autopsy before jumping to conclusions. Both families must be going through terrible time right now.
MKylie

Amelia Court House, VA

#29 Apr 3, 2008
Muskegon wrote:
Remember your posts can hurt innocent people and spread incorrect rummors.Good people do not deserve the comments some of you have posted here.
No one on here has passed any judgment on this particular daycare center, just daycare centers IN GENERAL. People are tired of hearing about daycare horrors on the news.

There are no incorrect rumors posted on here. Everyone posting here, including WZZM, is careful not to make assumptions that the daycare provider was at fault since the story gave no details of the child's death. I see nothing in the article that indicates that the daycare provider caused the death of this child other than the mention of the fact that the daycare inspection revealed violations, which is merely a fact, not spin.

But that doesn't matter. There are some who are simply allergic to these kinds of stories and will come on here and post in a defensive manner when there is no need for it. No such attacking is taking place here. Chill out.
Deeply Concerned wrote:
First of all I don't understand what the purpose of having a map and the address of the home posted???
They ALWAYS post the address of the daycare in any story about a death or molestation that takes place in a daycare.
MKylie

Amelia Court House, VA

#31 Apr 3, 2008
MIbowhunter wrote:
<quoted text> If numerous violations were found, then how can the daycare be "innocent". Those violations may not have played part in the childs death, but if a daycare provider can't follow ALL the rules, they should not be in buisness. And while keeping the families in prayer is a nice gesture the most important issue as I see it, is to ensure that all laws are followed and that there are stiff penalties for providers who break those laws. I hope we get more info soon.
Thank-you for understanding that the violations did may not have played a part in this child's death.

However, daycare rules are not LAWS. They are merely rules set forth by the Michigan Department of Human Services for childcare licensing. If a daycare is found to be in violation of those rules, they get shut down. They don't go to jail.
neighbor

Grand Rapids, MI

#32 Apr 3, 2008
I live near the daycare. Don't rush to judgement. The daycare provider put the 3 month old down for a nap, and he passed away in his sleep.
neighbor

Grand Rapids, MI

#33 Apr 3, 2008
odd. I don't live in Grandville....
uh oh

Amelia Court House, VA

#34 Apr 3, 2008
FRANNY MOIT wrote:
<quoted text>
exactly. why when a kid dies in a day care it is always the providers fault?
NO IS SAYING IT IS THE PROVIDER'S FAULT!!! WHY DON'T YOU PEOPLE STOP BEING SO DEFENSIVE!!!!
mom of 2

Salt Lake City, UT

#35 Apr 3, 2008
Here we go with violations again. If you run a day care...follow all the rules. I understand that the violations may have had nothing at all to do with this poor childs death but the fact still remains, there were violations. These are some of the more serious ones too. Running a daycare is not something to take lightly. These are other peoples precious children, why take any chances? Treat them as your own and follow ALL the rules. Wouldn't you want that for your children if you were putting them in a daycare? Daycares need to be monitored WAY more often, DHS is not finding many of these violations until a child is dead....
mom of 2

Salt Lake City, UT

#36 Apr 3, 2008
MKylie wrote:
<quoted text>
Thank-you for understanding that the violations did may not have played a part in this child's death.
However, daycare rules are not LAWS. They are merely rules set forth by the Michigan Department of Human Services for childcare licensing. If a daycare is found to be in violation of those rules, they get shut down. They don't go to jail.
However, if these violations play a part in a 'death' they may go to jail. So people need to take these rules seriously. And BTW,they are not 'merely' rules, they rules and guidelines set in place to protect the children in the daycare providers care. Everyone of them have a purpose to insure the safety of the center and the children in it. I would hope if you have children or know any children that are in a daycare, that the center that they are in follow all the rules.
Mi is a dead end

Maricopa, AZ

#37 Apr 3, 2008
Muskegon wrote:
<quoted text>
You trash someone for spelling! Quick posts often have typos. Get a life!
YOU trash someone for trashing someone...YOU GET A LIFE LOSER!!!!!!
mom of 3

Grand Haven, MI

#38 Apr 3, 2008
MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE PARNETS OF THIS 3 MONTH OLD BABY. but whether the blog is just blogging or truth something should be sid that SIDS is often miss labled. Maybe the baby was put to bed on her stomach with a blanket. Is that called SIDS or .... I'm just saying that all the facts in the world don't always tell the whole truth.
MKylie

Amelia Court House, VA

#39 Apr 3, 2008
mom of 3 wrote:
MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE PARNETS OF THIS 3 MONTH OLD BABY. but whether the blog is just blogging or truth something should be sid that SIDS is often miss labled. Maybe the baby was put to bed on her stomach with a blanket. Is that called SIDS or .... I'm just saying that all the facts in the world don't always tell the whole truth.
The problem is that in order to avoid having this discussion degrade into a daycare provider bash fest, we all should refrain from any speculation or making assumptions about the role that the daycare provider may or may not have had in the death of this child.

There were only three facts reported, and SIDS was not mentioned in the article at all.

“Hmmm ... ”

Since: Mar 08

Fremont

#40 Apr 3, 2008
mom of 2 wrote:
Here we go with violations again. If you run a day care...follow all the rules. I understand that the violations may have had nothing at all to do with this poor childs death but the fact still remains, there were violations. These are some of the more serious ones too. Running a daycare is not something to take lightly. These are other peoples precious children, why take any chances? Treat them as your own and follow ALL the rules. Wouldn't you want that for your children if you were putting them in a daycare? Daycares need to be monitored WAY more often, DHS is not finding many of these violations until a child is dead....
Is a any business that actually follows all of their codes? Like a resturant for example. I can guarantee that most resturants do not pass a examine by the health inspector. We don't even know what kind of violations the daycare was cited for.
Hurting for the Families

Liverpool, NY

#41 Apr 3, 2008
Muskegon wrote:
You can read about all violations reported at childcare facilities in the state of Michigan online. Most violations are minor. You cannot judge this daycare provider on a preliminary article from WZZM. If the state went into your home they would find more violations than at most daycares. Regular people are not required to child proof homes like daycare providers. Remember your posts can hurt innocent people and spread incorrect rummors.Good people do not deserve the comments some of you have posted here. Thank You to those that do not pass judgement! Pray for all involved!
I am so glad this was posted! Bless you for having some compassion! None of this judgmental diatribe (some of you may need a dictionary to look that up) is going to help either family.

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