LARA Summarily Suspends Metro Detroit Child Care Center

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November 20, 2018 – Yesterday, the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) Bureau of Community and Health Systems (BCHS) issued an an order of summary suspension and notice of intent to revoke the license of Jade Child Development Center, a child care center located at 28482 Cherry Hill Rd, Garden City.

This action resulted from a recent complaint investigation of the child care center. The Special Investigation Report, dated November 16, 2018, found violations of the Child Care Organizations Act and administrative rules regarding the failure to provide appropriate care and supervision of children at all times.

Based on the investigation, it was determined that staff at the center did not provide appropriate care and supervision to a child when he was left in the bus unattended for approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, in cold weather, resulting in injury to the child. Due to the serious nature of the violations – and the potential risk it represents – BCHS took emergency action to protect the health, welfare, and safety of the vulnerable children in the licensee’s care.

As of 6:00 P.M. on Monday, November 19, 2018, the summary suspension order prohibits the operation of a child care center at 28482 Cherry Hill Road, Garden City, MI. The licensee may not accept children for care after that date and time. The order also requires the licensee to inform all parents of children in their care that their license has been suspended and that they can no longer provide care.

A licensee has the right to appeal the suspension and revocation. The case will be forwarded to the Michigan Administrative Hearing System (MAHS) for a hearing date.

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