Germantown Daycare Forced To Close Following Death of 10-Month Old Baby

PHILADELPHIA, PA (WTXF) – There is more trouble for the own-ers of a North Philadelphia daycare, just days after it was forced to close after the death of 10-month-baby girl.

The doors of its second location are now shut as well.
The State Department of Human Services tells FOX 29’s Chris O’Connell it has shut down a second day care center operated by the same owners of the day care where the state says a 10 month old baby girl died.

Last Friday, little Jacera Counts was found unresponsive outside the Sisters Day Care in the 3500 block of Germantown Avenue where she had been cared for.

A memorial still stands in that girl’s honor. It is still not known how Jacera  died. The state revoked the license of Sisters Child Care after nearly a dozen violations were found, just one day after.

Investigators tell FOX 29 that the operators tried to continue their child care operations at an address just 3 doors away on Germantown Avenue.

In a statement the Department of Human Services says, "the second emergency removal is a result of learning today that sisters child care appears to have attempted to move staff to this second nearby location".

We spoke with the little girl’s mother a couple days ago who still wants answers.

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