State: Infant deaths in child care decrease - WXOW News 19 La Crosse, WI – News, Weather and Sports |

State: Infant deaths in child care decrease

ST. PAUL, Minnesota (WXOW) - Human services officials in Minnesota say the number of infant deaths in child care settings has dropped significantly this year.

One baby has died while in child care in 2013. In the first four months of 2012, six infants had died, mainly in family child care settings and related to unsafe sleep practices.

The Department of Human Services and its partners have made efforts to raise awareness among child care providers of safe sleep practices. Gov. Mark Dayton's budget includes funding for additional training for child care providers and for implementing new requirements for safe sleep.

The Office of Inspector General's analysis of licensing activities showed the number of deaths increased from an average of 6 per year prior to 2006 to more than 11 in both 2010 and 2011.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WXOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Theresa Wopat at 507-895-9969. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.