Unlicensed Colorado Daycare Under Investigation After Baby Dies
An unlicensed daycare is currently under investigation after an infant passed away last week at the facility in Parker, Colorado.
An infant sadly passed away last Wednesday at an unlicensed daycare facility in Colorado. The baby was pronounced deceased at Sky Ridge Medical Center on August 26, according to The Denver Channel.
The woman who is allegedly running the unlicensed daycare facility, Amanda Anderson, has received numerous cease and desist letters. A licensing specialist visited the facility/home after a complaint was made in 2018, but no one answered, according to KDVR.
Amanda Anderson contacted the specialist via email and was sent a cease and desist letter, which she signed and returned. According to KDVR, Amanda stated that she was 'operation under exemption guidelines' and would apply for a license.
The day that the infant was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead, August 26, Amanda Anderson refused to let authorities into her home. Authorities returned to her facility/home the next day and found 16 children there.
According to KDVR, the infant's death at the unlicensed daycare in Parker is currently under a multi-department investigation. There are over 1,600 homes with licenses to care for children in Colorado according to KDVR, and choosing a licensed child care facility means that background checks and training have both been executed.