4-Month-Old Boy Found Unresponsive At Levittown Day Care Dies

LEVITTOWN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Police are investigating the death of an infant at a licensed Long Island day care center.

They say the 4-month-old Syosset boy apparently stopped breathing after being put down for a nap around 11 a.m. Thursday.

Police say the owner of the Kay Shriver day care center in Levittown called 911 and began performing CPR.

The infant was pronounced dead at Nassau County Medical Center.

There appear to be no indications of criminality, a Nassau County Police Department spokesman told Newsday.

The medical examiner will determine the cause of death.

  • jaimie

    No one should be fighting over this it was a horrible tragedy everyone should stop being selfish shame on all of you a little 4 month old child has died my child is 4 months old and my heart is breaking for that family I don’t know what I would do if anything was to happen to him

  • Meme Meyagi

    what is done about 7 million mooslime terrorists living in usa?

  • money

    a black man did it

  • Jami

    This was a horrible tragic event that happened and my heart breaks for the family. What is a complete outrage to me is that the Nassau County Police Department and OCFS kept all the remaining children there ALL day long without contacting their parents to witness the horrible aftermath of this horrific event. While I do believe and hope that this tragedy was not the fault of the daycare, I also believe that the best interest of the children remaining there should have been concerned ESPECIALLY by the police & OCFS.

    • Jennifer Williams

      This is a terrible tragic event, and it breaks my heart, However, I do not believe Ms. Shriver or her staff is responsible for any wrong doing. My son is currently enrolled in this very center, however, he was not in attendance on Thursday, and my daughter was there until starting kindergarten this Fall. The staff is nurturing and attentive, and I have never had a problem. As with most facilities, their record is not perfect, but the infractions were minor. I know the baby, he only began going there about 3 weeks ago, and seemed to have a skin condition, but seemed otherwise healthy. The staff was doting over him whenever I picked up my son, and Ms. Shriver herself was concerned for the baby when I questioned her about his skin, apparently he was under the treatment of a doctor. I hope to God the staff and parents are cleared of any negligence, and that the family of the baby finds some peace. I am glad my son was not there, and I feel terrible that so many of the kids were exposed to the tragedy, that I am sure confused and frightened many of them.

      • Jami

        Jennifer, I completely agree with you. I love the staff there and I, too have seen the staff doting over this boy. My anger is not with the staff, it is with the police and Office of Children & Family Services that thought it would be in the best interest of my two year old to be locked in the kitchen for 5 1/2 hours instead of contacting me to pick her up and remove her from what had to be an unstable environment at that time. By no means, do I think that it was Kay’s decision to keep the children there. I pray for the family and the staff of the daycare that they can manage through this horrible tragedy. My prayers are with them.

    • Sus

      As soon as that happen, all the kids got picked up already

      • Jami

        That is incorrect. The kids remained there until their normal pick up time, their parents were not notified and pulled up with no knowledge to what had happened, with police, OSFS, detectives & reporters all around. At which point where still NOT told what had happened. But thanks.

  • kat

    A four month old should be home with his/her mother – way too young for day care.

  • Annoyed at a jerk

    I am disgusted by you Jen. I am a working, professional mother of 3 who has had to to put her children in Day Care. My children are healthy, intelligent and more socialized than most children, and more secure with themselves than most adults. Working moms tend to go above and beyond for their children unlike some sahms who take their children for granted.

    It is time for to stop jujdging and grow up.

    • Breandan

      I’m not sure that you “had to” have children, “had to” put your kids in day-care, and “had to” pursue your professional career. With all those “had to”‘s it seems as if you’ve never had any choice in your life. That being said, I hope you’re happy. When their childhoods are over, they’re ensconced in their careers, and your career is over you can think back fondly on the little moments of joy they shared with the hired help while you received emails and tweets about it. “Ah, I remember that email I got when she said her first word, the one when she got her first tooth, and when she walked for the first time” You’ll want to frame those emails!

    • Bad Jen is Partially Right

      Wait until they’re 18 and you come back and let us know the results of your decision’s outcome. Sorry but stay at home mom produces better results. Nothing against mom’s that choose to work but if you really want to invest in your kid, it starts with the parents love and caring. Sending them to daycare takes away. How many times have your kids cry when you come to pick them up from day care because your kid does not see you any longer as the primary care taker? Yes they adjust to it but do you really know the profound long term effect on their emotion and how they will raise their kids.

  • jen

    Why is a four month old thrown in day care?? Why bother having a baby if you have to place them in day care at such a young age.! Its senseless. If you really have to work then dont have a baby until you can stay home and be with your baby to care, bond and be a mom.

    • Breandan

      The incident has nothing to do with the cause of death as it probably could just as easily have happened at home as at Day Care.
      At the same time I too was shocked more by the headline that a four month old was in day-care. Maybe it’s not PC to say this but that’s life. If you “have to” work and put your kids in daycare full-time from the moment they’re born so they can be raised by others then maybe you should examine whether you should be a parent. I don’t have a dog because I work a lot of hours and don’t feel it would be right to have strangers raising it but some people don’t feel the same should hold true for a human.
      While it’s true that unexpected things happen like death or the loss of a career I doubt that’s true in most cases. Today, putting a 4-month old in daycare is not an aberration but an assumed part of the child-rearing plan.

    • cookie

      @Jen, wake up. Not every mom can stay home. Some moms work because they have too. Your rcomment is a bit ignorant. If people waited until they could stay at home no one would have children. With the divorce rate the way it is more & more moms are working. Sounds like this child died of sids which could happen anywhere. Grow a brain fool.

    • Millie

      why were you born, jen?
      Hope your “parents” keep your receipt.

    • Sad Day

      Its a tragedy regardless where the baby was – home or daycare as SID can happen anywhere.

      It is a sad day and age of where both mom and dad has to work. Generally Mommy’s should stay home in the first year.

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