The state agency that licenses and monitors day care facilities issued a statement Wednesday that clears a Winder day care of any fault for the accident resulting in the critical injury to one of its toddlers.
“The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) has completed its investigation into Cribs to Crayons Day Care,” said Reg Griffin, chief communications officer for Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning. “Our investigation has found there were no violations of the rules for child care learning centers associated with this incident.”
On Oct. 29, wind caused a heavy tree limb to break outside the 74 Church Street day care facility in Winder where children were playing. The limb fell on Tripp Halstead, 2. He survived but suffered a serious head injury as a result of the accident. See next week’s paper for a full story.