CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has moved to revoke the license of Nana’s Home Daycare, following the death of 2-month-old Di’Yanni Griffin on June 18.
The day care’s owner, Danielle Townsend, has denied any wrongdoing after the state concluded that Griffin died at her facility.
Townsend said her sister, a certified substitute, was taking care of Griffin while she was out. Townsend said her sister called her to tell her the baby was breathing strangely and that she needed to contact Griffin’s mother, Taylor Bush.
Bush said she never received a call, and that she didn’t realize something was wrong until she picked up her daughter from the day care and immediately noticed she wasn’t breathing or moving.
On June 19, the day after the baby died, state inspectors found numerous violations, including:
- No enrollment records for the child involved in the incident
- The day care didn’t report the incident that resulted in the death of a child
- A bassinet used for sleeping that was not previously approved
An inspection on June 3, two weeks before Griffin’s death, revealed there were 20 violations including:
- Lack of medical records and insurance
- No CPR or First Aid certification
- Unsanitary bathroom conditions
- Unsafe outdoor play space
- Poison ivy
- Contaminated sandbox
- Large hole in porch
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