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State: Day care where baby died poses 'threat'

Posted: 11:46 AM, Apr 13, 2016
Updated: 2016-04-14 03:53:06Z
State pulls vouchers from Speedway day care
State pulls vouchers from Speedway day care

INDIANAPOLIS -- The state on Wednesday pulled funding from a Speedway day care they say "poses an immediate threat to the life and well-being of children" in their care after a baby stopped breathing and died last week.

Miracles and Blessings Day Care received a letter from the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration saying it's no longer eligible to receive federal vouchers. 

"The specific reason for the issuance of this Order is the lack of supervision, which resulted in the death of a child at your child care facility," the letter said. 

Police in Speedway received a call last week that an 11-month-old girl, identified as Taliah Brigham, was unconscious and not breathing in her car seat at the day care on 10th Street. 

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CPR was being performed on the infant when officers arrived. She was taken to Riley Hospital where she later died. 

Authorities say there were 36 children and one day care worker present at the time of the incident.  The children ranged in age from infant to 10 years old.

"You are hereby notified that a determination has been made by the Division of Family Resources, Family and Social Services Administration, that the conditions of your unlicensed registered child care ministry that is a participant in the Child Care Development program poses an immediate threat to the life and well-being of children in the care of your registered facility," the letter said.

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