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State yanks Douglas County child care center's license

Wisconsin regulators have revoked the license of a Douglas County child care center where an infant died in August. A two-month investigation found that Barnyard Buddies, located along U.S. Highway 2 near Poplar, violated a number of licensing ru...

Wisconsin regulators have revoked the license of a Douglas County child care center where an infant died in August.

A two-month investigation found that Barnyard Buddies, located along U.S. Highway 2 near Poplar, violated a number of licensing rules, said Jill Chase, director of the Bureau of Early Care Regulation with the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families.

The Department of Children and Families says the child care center failed to implement SIDS risk-reduction techniques. Regulators also say the center did not properly supervise the infant room and that the owner and other staff members were not current with infant and child CPR training.

Barnyard Buddies must shut down within 10 days of notification unless it appeals the state's decision.

The child care center's owner, Scott Pearson, could not be reached for comment.

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A 3-month-old girl from Lake Nebagamon died Aug. 7 at the child care center. According to the Douglas County Sheriff's Department, the baby was laid down for a nap at 4:30 p.m., and an hour later she was found unresponsive when her grandmother arrived to pick her up from the facility.

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