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Michigan Department of Human Services Summarily Suspends the Family Day Care Home Certificate of Registration, License Number DF630288260, of Rachel Zonsius

Contact: Maureen Sorbet (517) 373-7394
Agency: Human Services

August 27, 2007

The Michigan Department of Human Services (DHS), Office of Children and Adult Licensing (OCAL) issued an order of summary suspension and amended notice of intent to revoke the certificate of registration of Oakland County family day care home provider Rachel Zonsius, 1426 East Elza, Hazel Park, Michigan. This action resulted from a recent investigation of a complaint of the child day care family home.

The August 23, 2007 complaint investigation found violations of the Child Care Organizations Act and administrative rules regarding caregiver and child care home family; supervision; and caregiver responsibilities. OCAL took emergency action to protect the health, welfare, and safety of children.

Effective 6:00 p.m., August 24, 2007, the Summary Suspension Order prohibits Rachel Zonsius from operating a family day care home at 1426 East Elza, Hazel Park, Michigan or at any other address or location. Accordingly, she may not accept children for care after that date and time. The order also requires Ms. Zonsius to inform all of the parents of children in her care that her certificate of registration has been suspended and that she can no longer provide day care.

Ms. Zonsius has held a certificate of registration to operate a family day care home since February 6, 2007. The certificate of registration was for six children.

Michigan law defines a day care family home "as a private home in which 1 but fewer than 7 minor children are received for care and supervision for periods of less than 24 hours a day, unattended by a parent or legal guardian, except children related to an adult member of the family by blood, marriage, or adoption." For more information, consult DHS Web site at www.michigan.gov/dhs

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