Farmington home daycare shut down
Three-month old boy dies at daycare
A private Farmington daycare has been shut down after a three-month-old boy died at the home.
Farmington police responded to a 911 call of a baby not breathing at the Locust Street home of Rebecca Wilson Tuesday around 3 p.m.
The boy was pronounced dead at the home, and the Minnesota Department of Human Services has immediately suspended Wilson’s license that allowed her to have up to 12 children at the daycare.
A suspension is one of the most serious actions the state can take against a licensed daycare provider.
An investigation is underway, but little information is being released about what caused the infant’s death.
Wilson has appealed to have her license reinstated, according to a state Human Services Department spokesperson.
Dakota County social worker Becky Elrasheedy, who works in licensing Dakota County daycares, said a daycare that has been suspended has to stop all child care, and has five days by which to appeal the suspension.
The county will work with the state on these types of investigations, and will make a recommendation to the state, she said.
Further negative action could be taken, such as a revocation or indefinite suspension, depending on the severity of the findings.
The appeals process includes a hearing before a judge who forwards all the information to the commissioner of Human Services who makes an order regarding the daycare.