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Owners of Delray daycare where girl died previously cited

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Posted by Sheli Muniz - email

DELRAY BEACH, FL (WFLX) - The owners of the daycare center where a 2-year-old girl died were cited two years earlier after an 8-year-old child fell asleep and was left in a van at another school they own.

UPDATE, WED 12 PM: A Broward County inspection report states that the driver of a Wexford Academy van left the vehicle unattended while taking a group of children into the school.

The report says an employee didn't check whether any children were left behind.

It's unclear if the child was injured.

Haile Brockington died Thursday after being left in a van outside Katie's Kids Learning Center, which is also owned by Kathryn Muhammad and Barbara Dilthey.

The Palm Beach Post reported that an attorney for the owners did not comment on the previous incident. A message left by The Associated Press was not immediately returned.

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Previously: The Delray Beach daycare where a 2-year-old baby was found dead in the center's van has closed for the day.

Parents who dropped off their children Friday morning were called in to pick them up after Katie's Kids Learning Center temporarily closed at the Health Department's request.

On Thursday afternoon, Delray Beach police responded to a call of an unresponsive child found in the rear of the daycare van around 4 p.m. Thursday.

Police say the baby was picked up Thursday morning in the van and had been left until around 4 p.m. Police have reason to believe she was left by a daycare center employee.

She was one of five children in her family.

Katie's Kids Learning Center is a licensed daycare center operating two of their four facilities within Delray. It's located on the 100 block of SW 10th Avenue.

The Department of Health, who overseas daycares, says they opened at that location under the name less than a year ago. Inspection reports from the Department show no serious violations in the past. They were completely in compliance at their last reinspection April 9.

Delray Beach police detectives are working this case with DCF, Palm Beach County State Attorney's Office and Medical Examiner's office.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call (561)243-7868

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