Reg Griffin, spokesperson with DECAL, said these orders are used by the agency when there's been a death of a child "that was not medically anticipated."
"In this incident, DECAL found serious rule violations contributed to the death of a child," he said in a prepared statement.
Parents impacted by this situation can connect with child care resources at www.allgakids.org or by calling the toll-free number 1-877-ALL GA KIDS.
Griffin said the daycare, owned and operated by Janna B. Thompson, has not had any issues with following state regulations before Tuesday's incident. The business is run out of a home located at 145 Shady Grove Lane in Alpharetta.
The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety is investigating the death of a toddler at a local daycare.
The agency's police and fire units were dispatched to a home around 9:54 a.m. Tuesday, July 8 on Shady Grove Lane, which is a licensed daycare provider, the department said in a press release.
Upon arrival, Alpharetta firefighters observed an adult woman performing CPR on the three-year-old child in the yard. Firefighters took over and started "emergency lifesaving procedures," added department spokesperson George Gordon.