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Wayne County Group Child Care Home License Summarily Suspended

Media Contact: LARA Communications (517-335-LARA (5272))

June 1, 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 group child care home license of Shelley Macfarlane, located at 9265 Washington, Romulus.

Effective May 26, 2021, the summary suspension order prohibits Macfarlane from operating a group child care home at 9265 Washington, Romulus, 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 25, 2021 complaint investigation conducted by the Child Care Licensing Bureau (CCLB) at the group 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
  • Use of prohibited means of discipline

It was critical to take emergency action to protect the health, welfare, and safety of the children at the Macfarlane group 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).

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