Tara - posted on 01/09/2011 ( 32 moms have responded )
The 35-year-old woman charged with the death of an infant at a Mississauga, Ont., daycare, will make her next court appearance on Jan. 11.
April Luckese made a brief appearance in a court in nearby Brampton, Ont., on Saturday.
She is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 14-month-old Duy-An Nguyen.
What happened in court is not reportable due to a publication ban.
Allegedly the infant was assaulted at April's Daycare on Wednesday. The baby died two days later.
The unlicensed private daycare is run by Luckese out of a townhouse on Asta Drive, near Cawthra Road and the Queen Elizabeth Way.
Nguyen was taken off life support Friday morning at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children, where she was admitted Wednesday in critical condition and underwent emergency surgery.
Luckese, of Mississauga, had originally been arrested and charged with aggravated assault on Wednesday, then released on bail Thursday.
She was rearrested Friday and charged with murder, Peel Regional Police said.
Luckese's daycare not illegal: province
Ontario allows both licensed and unlicensed home daycares.
The Ministry of Education told CBC News there are about 5,000 licensed home child-care providers in the province but unlicensed home daycares are also common and not illegal.
According to the Day Nurseries Act for Child Care Supervisors of Ontario, home daycare providers like Luckese can have up to five children in their home in addition to their own children.
Licensed child-care providers can't have more than five children in total in their home at one time.
Licensed providers also have additional restrictions on the number of children of a certain age they can care for. They can have a maximum of two children under age two and three children under age three.
Provincial inspectors said they had received no complaints about Luckese's daycare.
Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2...
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