The Arizona Department of Health Services fined a Tutor Time preschool in north Phoenix three times in the last three years for failing to follow protocol to protect children.
A child died Oct. 24 after choking at the preschool the prior day on food lodged in his airway, according to the Phoenix Police Department.
The Maricopa County Medical Examiner is investigating the toddler's cause of death.
AZDHS documents show Tutor Time near 7th Street and Bell Road was initially fined $300 in Sept. 2016 for a failure to ensure safety and supervise children, as well as a failure to inform a child's parents immediately after an injury.
Then, in Dec. 2017, AZDHS fined the preschool $200 after a staff member picked up a 2-year-old and yelled in the child's face earlier in the year.
That same month, staff fed breastmilk for one infant to a different child, yielding a $300 fine a few months later, according to health department documents.
On July 12 of this year, state health officials surveyed the preschool and left 16 citations, ranging from missing documentation from staff and children alike to a soiled diaper container with no lid.
If you want to check up on reports at your child care facility, you can do so on the AZDHS website.