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State moves to revoke Cleveland daycare's license after infant's death

The daycare's license was already suspended.

CLEVELAND — The state of Ohio has recommended revoking the license of a Cleveland daycare provider for several violations after a 2-month-old baby died there last month.

According to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, the state is moving to revoke the childcare license of Danielle Townsend, owner of Nana's Home Daycare on Giddings Road. 

The daycare's license has already been suspended amid an investigation following the death of 2-month-old Di'Yanni Griffin.

Griffin's mother claims her daughter stopped breathing while at the daycare, but received no help. She says Di'Yanni wasn't breathing when she picked her up, but Townsend claimed the baby was already ill.

"The baby was already sick. We told the young girl, Taylor Bush, to take the baby to the doctor," Townsend told WKYC. "She’s a young, unfit parent—period."

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services found numerous violations at the daycare, which can be viewed below:

Department of Job and Family Services, Ohio Det. cover etl Seno July 2, 2019 Sent via Certified Mail 7017 1000 0000 8027 5967 Danielle Townsend iba, Nane's Home Daycare 1352 Giddings Road Down Cleveland, Ohio 44103, License Number: 2170014344 and Danielle Townsend 6716 Whitney Avenve Cleveland, Ohio 48103 RE: Notice of Opportunity for a Heating Regarding the Proposed Revocation of the Type B Home Provider License of Danielle Townsend, d.b.2.