KANSAS CITY, Kan. - His last footprints are the last memory Josie Sembler has of Giovanni.
“We’re devastated,” she said. “I never imaged when I took my son yesterday to school it would be the last time I'd ever see him alive."
She can't believe daycare workers found her healthy baby boy unresponsive while napping. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.
She has been taking her children to Advantage Child Care in Kansas City, Kan., since April.
"They loved it, all 3 of my kids did, they were like family,” Sembler said.
Kansas Health Department officials investigated five complaints against the center in 2011. One lead to citing workers for directing a child to hit another child.
Another lead to a review of safe sleep practices after inspectors found a 6-month-old asleep in a pack and play with several blankets.
The latest inspection in March found a lack of training for safe sleep practices and spotting child abuse.
State officials say those issues were fixed days later.
Leaving Giovanni's family no closer to answers.
"Just cherish every moment, you never know what tomorrow might bring,” Sembler said.
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