Officials give update after 2 children drowned in pool at San Jose day care


SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) — Two children died after falling into a pool and a third was hospitalized on Monday morning at a San Jose residential day care Monday, police said.

San Jose police responded to help firefighters with a welfare check at a residential day care around 9:05 a.m. on the 1000 block of Fleetwood Drive, officials said.

Police say several children fell into a pool.

The third child’s condition is now considered non-life threatening, police said.

MORE: Future of North Bay low income-serving children’s center in jeopardy as lease expires

According to the Department of Social Services, the home daycare center was licensed in Jan. of 2021 to two women whose names are not being released at this time.

The state has conducted a total of eight visits including inspections since then.

The purpose of one visit was to discuss the pool.

In 2020, one state analyst wrote:

“There is a pool that is fully fenced within the back yard. The fence is at least five feet high and is constructed so that the fence does not obscure the pool from view. The fence is made from a hard mesh material. The gate swings away from the pool, self-closes and has a self-latching device, located no more than six inches from the top of the gate. The gap between the fence and the floor is less than one inch.”

MORE: Santa Clara County launches $15 million grant program to boost child care providers

In 2021, the licensees had to adjust the pool fence.

In Jan. of this year, three citations were issued.

Licensees failed to provide a criminal record clearance for an adult working at the home

Another citation was for not meeting ratio requirements, a state analyst observed five infants when the maximum is four.

MORE: Daly City family sentenced after running decade-long human trafficking ring out of daycare

The other citation was failure to conduct a fire/disaster drill within the past six months.

On June 6, a case management inspection found no deficiencies.

The most recent visit by the state was three weeks ago on Sept. 13. It was an unannounced visit.

The daycare center was cited. The licensees did not document safe sleep checks every 15 minutes.

The SJPD Homicide Unit and Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office are investigating the incident.

If you’re on the ABC7 News app, click here to watch live

Products You May Like

Articles You May Like

NCAA Men’s Basketball Top 25 Daily Fared
Cam Thomas’ strong return could force Nets to make tricky decision
“Can’t even bring themselves to denounce neo-Nazis”: Texas GOP’s internal war over Hitler apologists
Facing hard truths for both Israel and the Palestinians
How the Biden team is planning for a postwar Gaza Strip

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *