Unlicensed Nashua day care shut down after toddler’s death

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — An unlicensed day care in Nashua has been ordered to shut down and come into compliance with state law after a 15-month-old boy was found unresponsive there and later died.

Emergency responders were called to The Kinder Garden last week after a napping toddler wouldn’t awake. The unidentified boy died at a hospital.

Police say an autopsy report could take months. There were no signs of trauma.

Police say eight children were in the home at the time, ranging in age from 7 months to 14 years. Three were related to property owners Shane and Erica Lavalley.

State health officials say the home wasn’t a licensed day care.

A lawyer for the Lavalleys tells The (Nashua) Telegraph they’re saddened by the death, but aren’t suspected of any criminal wrongdoing.

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