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Daycare Provider Charged in Death of Infant


An Iowa City daycare provider has been charged in the death of a 7-month-old child that was found unresponsive at the daycare and later passed away.

Provider Intoxicated While Watching Children

According to KCRG, Windy Young was acting as a daycare provider for children between the ages of 7-months and 3-years-old. On October 18, 2017, a 7-month-old in Young’s care was found unresponsive and was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Court records state that Young admitted to having 10 to 12 cans of beer before her initial daycare arrival. Records also say alcohol was found in Young’s system more than eight hours after she started watching the children.

Young was arrested on April 18, 2018 and has been charged with Negligent or Abandonment of a Dependent Person.

Daycare Injury Statistics

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, at least six out of ten — nearly 13 million — infants, toddlers and preschool children are enrolled in daycare. These centers are supposed to be providing substitute care for your children, but sadly we find that sometimes they may cause more harm than good.

  • According to the CPSC, approximately 31,000 children under age 4 are treated in U.S. hospital emergency rooms for injuries at child care settings on average.
  • 8% of the child care settings had cribs that did not meet current safety standards.
  • 24% of the child care settings did not have safe playground surfacing.
  • 13% of the child care settings did not use child safety gates where necessary.
  • 26% of the child care settings had loops on the window blind cords.
  • 5% of the child care settings had products that had been recalled by CPSC.

Contact an Experienced Daycare Injury Attorney

If your child has been injured after an accident or abuse at a daycare center, contact Thomas J. Henry. Parents put their trust in the staff of a daycare facility to keep their children safe and out of harm’s way. It is unacceptable for a child to be subjected to abuse or an unsafe premises while in their care. If your child was seriously injured due to the negligence or abusive actions of daycare staff, call our experienced child injury attorneys today. Thomas J. Henry has the legal and financial resources necessary to develop your child’s case properly. Call for a free case review.

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