The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) shut down a day care center after one child put another child in a clothes dryer while under the day care owner's supervision, and the owner failed to tell the child's parents.
According to LARA, the owner took the child to the hospital because she was "stressed out" about the incident, but she never told the child's parents or reported the incident to LARA.
The child who was put in the dryer told her mother that it was "hot, and it was dark and hurt my back."
LARA said the day care owner lied about the incident during the investigation.
LARA determined that the owner violated the Child Care Organizations Act. LARA revoked her license in November. She is prohibited from operating a day care center. LARA also instructed the woman to inform the parents of children in her care that her license had been suspended.
Violations included lack of proper care and supervision, household member's suitability and conduciveness to the welfare of children, and failure to provide truthful and accurate information to the department during an investigation. Emma Stein "Day care forced to close after child puts another youngster in dryer and turns it on" www.freep.com (Nov. 16, 2021).