He was left in the day care van from morning until night Monday, when his lifeless body was found.
Sims said the DCF provided on-site counseling "regarding the correct way to document transportation" after the facility was cited for transportation documentation.
The driver, 51 year old Deborah Denise St. Charles, has been arrested and charged with aggravated manslaughter of a child. Temperatures inside a vehicle under the summer sun can rise much higher. Thornton said she does not want anyone of the Hill family to get mad at her because she loved the boy noting that she took care of him since he was a baby, Orlando Sentinel shared.
"Tragedies like this can be avoided", Mina said. The report says St. Charles failed to conduct a visual sweep at the first and second location to clear the vehicle of all children.
The grandmother of Hill and a legal guardian called Little Miracles Academy that afternoon because the boy was not dropped off at their home.
The nursery worker told officers she did not do a head count when dropping off the children in her care and is said to be "very distraught".
St. Charles' attorney argued Friday against the allegation that her negligence was criminal and called for bond to be reduced. The arrest affidavit says St. Charles walked away from the van into the day care center, leaving inside Myles, who was weeks shy of turning 4. When St. Charles parked the van she received a phone call, and was on the phone when she grabbed her personal belongings and locked the van without looking around, the report shows.
The local medical examiner who performed an autopsy on Hill ruled the toddler died as a result of "hyperthermia due to environmental exposure", according to an arrest affidavit.
DCF officials wrote that the safety violations present "an immediate serious danger to the public health, safety and welfare", of the children and the day care's license should immediately be suspended. In March of this year, the facility failed to properly monitor children during nap time, safely store medication out of children's reach, and keep proper attendance records of children during fire drills. "Based on the tragic circumstances of this case, both facilities have now been shut down", the statement added".
Myles was supposed to have been dropped off in the morning at another Little Miracles Academy day care center but instead the boy was taken to the location where he was found on the floor of the vehicle more than 11 hours later. "You work in a day care", Alice Williams said.