The Palm Beach County Medical Examiner, according to a report in the Sun Suntinel, has confirmed that the death of 2 1/2 year old Haile Brockington was caused by heat stroke. While there is an investigation by various law enforcement and child care government agencies, it appears that the death was preventable if the policies and procedures for transportation (namely the driver’s log) were properly followed by the day care center – Katie’s Kids. Now, the family is grieving and trying to pick up the pieces from this horrific tragedy.
When a child loses both parents at a young age, there is a term for this – orphan. When a husband or wife loses a spouse, there is a term for this – widower or widow. When a parent loses a child, there is no term for this. The pain of the parent and family is also indescribable and unimaginable in many ways. This is especially true when the death is unexpected and wholly preventable. When a parent takes a child to day care, the child should be supervised in a safe and nurturing environment. Day care centers should place safety above everything else for children in the Florida day care center.
You can read more about this story at Family Still Seeking Answers in Toddler’s Death at Day Care Center.