UPDATE: Milwaukee daycare shut down after surveillance shows 10-year-old beating up baby

UPDATE: Milwaukee daycare shut down after surveillance shows 10-year-old beating up baby


Updated: 5:59 p.m. August 3, 2018

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- An update from Wisconsin's Department of Children and Families says that the license for Infants, Toddlers and School Age Scholars child care center has been revoked. 

Staff at the Milwaukee Early Care Administration is reaching out to families that use the center to help them locate alternative care. 

The mother of a 1-year-old at the daycare alleges the baby was attacked while at the daycare and has a swollen and bruised eye.

An investigation by the Department of Children and Families reviewed video surveillance and learned the baby was left alone in a crib for eight minutes. During that time a 10-year-old boy is seen going into the room five separate times and repeatedly hits and punches the child. At one point the boy lifts the child up by one arm over the crib and slams the baby against the wall pushing on the girl's neck possibly suffocating her.

When the mother picked up her daughter she was told that another child hit the baby in the face with a truck.

The daycare is eligible to appeal the license revocation.


Posted: 5:18 p.m. August 2, 2018

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A Milwaukee childcare center was immediately shut down Wednesday by the Department of Children and Family Services.

According to police, they’re investigating a report of alleged child abuse and neglect at Infants Toddlers and School Age Scholars on the city’s north side.

This comes after the mother of 1-year-old Ava Booker-Grady, said she was attacked while under their care. Ashley Grady picked her up Tuesday, and noticed her right eye was swollen and bruised.

Her family wants answers.

"They got to tell me something, how did this happen, why did this happen. They know," said Charley Parks, the grandfather of Ava.

Her mother tells CBS 58 News, a 10-year-old who wasn't being supervised somehow got a hold of Ava while she was sleeping.

"What a 1-year-old doing with a black eye from a 10-year-old? And the daycare beating they don't know?" questioned Parks.

In a letter, the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families said they're suspending the daycare's license for 72 hours while they investigate. They will decide whether the daycare will get to reopen, or if its license will be permanently revoked.

State records show the center has had a number of inspection violations, nearly 70 in the past three years, including teachers not having qualifications, and not properly keeping track of children.

CBS 58 tried to speak with the owners, but they refused.

As for Ava, doctors said she might suffer from some headaches.

"She's hurtin, she's hurtin. They know it," Parks said.

The Department of Children of Families said parents can check out any daycare in the state before enrolling their child with the YoungStar rating system. For more information, visit http://dcf.wisconsin.gov/youngstar.

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