Cabinet allows Lexington day care to keep its license

vhoneycutt@herald-leader.comJuly 18, 2013 

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The state Cabinet for Health and Family Services has decided not to revoke the license of a Lexington day care, according to documents obtained this week by the Herald-Leader under the Kentucky Open Records Act.

The Cabinet's Division of Regulated Child Care "has received an acceptable plan of correction" from Creation Kingdom Hamburg LLC on Alysheba Way and "acknowledges the steps taken to alleviate the regulatory violations indicated" in a March revocation notice, according to a May 16 letter from Division Director Kim Roush to the center's attorney.

Day care center officials had appealed the March revocation.

State inspectors had alleged twice since October 2012 that staff failed to provide adequate supervision of a child, documents showed. According to documents, one incident involved a 1-year-old who was left on the playground unsupervised for 30 minutes without the day care staff knowing where she was. That child was unharmed and the staff member responsible was fired, documents said.

Another incident in February involved the alleged lack of supervision of a 4-year-old, who also was not harmed, according to documents.

The center's attorney, Molly Nicol Lewis, said in an interview Thursday that the 4-year-old was not left without supervision. Once center officials were able to present facts of that case "the matter was resolved without sanctions or discipline ... it became clear that revocation wasn't necessary," Lewis said.

Valarie Honeycutt Spears: (859) 231-3409. Twitter:@vhspears

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