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Officials Investigating Death of Child at UVA Care Center

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A child passed away last week who was being cared for at a UVA child care center. A child passed away last week who was being cared for at a UVA child care center.
The care center has had violations during recent inspections. The care center has had violations during recent inspections.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -

On Thursday, Charlottesville Police announced the death of a child who was being cared for at the UVA Child Development Center.

Authorities are looking into the death of the child, who was taken to UVA Medical Center last Friday from the development center on Earhart Street.

The inspection history of the center is currently being looked into. The day care had violations five out of the last six times it was inspected. However, a Virginia Department of Social Services official says those violations are common. They say the violations are a way to help bring child care centers into compliance.

Parents and grandparents who have children enrolled at the center say they will continue to support the day care.

“This facility’s been nothing but great for our granddaughter who graduated from here and she never had an issues,” said grandparent Bob Brown. “It seemed like they take very good care of the children. I have nothing but good things to say.”

The facility cares for children of UVA employees between the ages of one month and just under three years. 

The inspector of the child care center was not available for comment on Friday. Charlottesville Police and KinderCare say they will not release any information about the child at this time, to protect the family’s privacy while they grieve.