‘Who's Luvin You' daycare where infant died cited nine times in June

Posted at 6:27 PM, Aug 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-23 21:53:11-04

The home where a seven-week-old girl died is a licensed daycare that was cited nine times by the state in June.

"Who's Luvin You" daycare is in the 7800 block of W. Villard Avenue and where Savaiyah Reid was being cared for Tuesday. Police say she suffered blunt force injuries to her body.

The daycare has had a number of violations over the years. In 2015, the home was cited for exceeding the number of children in their care 11 times.

However, more recently the daycare had been inspected on June 2, 2017. During this inspection, the daycare was cited nine times.

"When people come to pick their kids up, the kids look happy when they leave and come in," said Tranean Cade, a neighbor. "So you see that and you think it's a good daycare."

According to the Department of Children and Families, the violations include:

  • Deteriorating or toxic paint - Deteriorating paint was observed on several areas of siding adjacent to the outdoor play area.
  • Access to materials potentially harmful to children - Including a bottle of Clorox labeled "keep out of the reach of children" in a cabinet under the sink in the bathroom.
  • Electrical or hot surface protection - Three electrical outlets on a power strip in front of area of the childcare were not protected by screens or guards.
  • Outdoor play space, potential source of harm - An outdoor play space potential source of harm included an unlocked electrical box that was not protected.
  • Provider training, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) - A current certificate in CPR training was not in the staff file for staff C.
  • Provider training, continuing education - Providers A and C did not receive 15 hours of continuing education in 2016.
  • Staff File, caregiver background check results - Caregiver background check results were not completed for staff B.
  • Staff file, staff record form - A staff record form was not in the file for staff B.
  • Compliance with laws - Staff C did not have caregiver background check completed within the last 12 months.

According to the report, all of these violations were fixed by June 21, 2017. However, a 37-year-old woman and 17-year-old girl were arrested Tuesday in connection with the death of Reid.

"It's absolutely a shock no matter where it happens," said Shemiah Amughmun, a neighbor. "You never want to hear something like this happening in your neighborhood, or anywhere."

According to the Medical Examiner, this is the second infant homicide investigation this year. There were also two infant homicide investigations in 2016.

Police are not releasing the results of the autopsy on Reid as this is an ongoing investigation.

Charges have not been filed against the two people arrested.