Grand Traverse County Family Child Care Home License Summarily Suspended

Media Contact: LARA Communications (517-335-LARA (5272))
Email: mediainfo@michigan.gov

May 19, 2021 - The Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA), Child Care Licensing Bureau (CCLB), has summarily suspended and issued a notice of intent to revoke the family child care home license of Gail Parker, located at 524 Fenton Street, Kingsley.

Effective May 17, 2021, the summary suspension order prohibits Parker from operating a family child care home at 524 Fenton Street, Kingsley, or at any other address or location. Accordingly, she may not accept children for care after that date and time. The order also requires the licensee to inform all parents of children in her care that the license has been suspended and that she can no longer provide child care.

LARA's actions resulted from a May 14, 2021 complaint investigation conducted by the Child Care Licensing Bureau (CCLB) at the family child care home. The investigation found violations of the Child Care Organizations Act and administrative rules, including but not limited to the following:

  • Concerns with care and supervision
  • Caregiver suitability and conduciveness to the welfare of children
  • Suitability of household members
  • Failure to maintain the home in a clean, safe, and comfortable condition

It was critical to take emergency action to protect the health, welfare, and safety of the children at the Parker family child care home. 

Since LARA has summarily suspended the license, an administrative hearing will promptly be scheduled before an administrative law judge with the Michigan Office of Administrative Hearings and Rules (MOAHR).

To learn more about child care licensing and regulations, or how to file a complaint, please visit www.michigan.gov/cclb.

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