Update: Child from Care Center in Charlottesville DiesPosted: Updated:
Charlottesville Police confirmed on Thursday that they are investigating the death of a child from a child-care center.
A young child died at the University of Virginia Child Medical Center after being taken from the UVA Development Center on Earhart Street. Authorities are not releasing any other details just yet.
KinderCare Education, along with UVA administrators, say they are cooperating with the investigation.
“We are heartbroken that a child from one of our centers in Charlottesville died. The loss of a child is tragic and incomprehensible," said KinderCare’s region vice president in a statement. “In the meantime, although we are grieving, we will make every effort to maintain the daily routine in our center as we know how important consistency is to young children.”
A spokesperson for UVA said, “The loss of a child is devastating, and we are heartbroken. Our thoughts and prayers are with the child’s family, and we continue to do all that we can to support them. We are working closely with KinderCare and are providing additional support to the other families who have children enrolled at the child development centers. Local authorities are investigating the incident to learn more about what happened - which is standard in a situation such as this - and the University and KinderCare will continue to cooperate fully with them.”
Editor's Note: Previous version of this article stated the child died at UVA Development Center. Officials have since clarified that the child passed away at the UVA Medical Center.