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Ky. Cabinet orders Louisville daycare to cease operations "immediately"

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- WDRB News has learned that the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services has filed an emergency suspension order, effectively shutting down a Louisville daycare where a child was found unresponsive Monday.

Louisville Metro Police have been conducting a death investigation.

Shortly before 2 p.m. Monday, 2-year-old Jacorey Davis was found "unresponsive" at Trina's Treehouse daycare. He was taken to Kosair Children's Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:32 p.m. The cause of death is said to be the "complete obstruction of airway by a foreign object."

Click HERE to read the full text of the order.

In this case, the "foreign object" is believed to have been a bulletin board push-pin.

The coroner's office can't say where the child ingested the push-pin, so it's not clear whether it happened at the daycare.

The emergency suspension order was filed Wednesday, and appears to accuse the daycare of failing to provide appropriate care for children.

"Effective immediately, your license to operate Trina's Treehouse Childcare Center is suspended," the order states. "This suspension is being issued as a result of your failure to protect the health, safety and welfare of children in your care."

The order continues, "The Division of Regulated Child Care Louisville office was notified that two-year-old Ja'Corey Davis began seizing during a nap period on the afternoon of October 17, 2011 and that emergency medical services personnel were not able to revive the two-year-old and the child expired."

Based on the preliminary findings of an investigation, the order states that the daycare failed to supervise each child in care, and did not maintain the proper staff-to-child ratio.

The Cabinet indicated that this constitutes an "imminent threat" to the children.

"You are directed to cease operating the center IMMEDIATELY, and to ensure that each child is safely returned to his/her parent or authorized guardian," the order demands.

The daycare has the option to appeal the order.

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