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KDHE Shuts Down Kansas City Area Home Day Care; Owner Used Riding Crop To Discipline Children

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You can never be too careful when looking for a child care provider to take care of your kids while you're at work or school.  Leaving your children in the care of another can be stressful enough without having to worry about the extremes that person may be going to in order to hand out discipline.  A perfect example of the realization of that fear is the Shirley Joyce McClellan Day Care Home in Bucyrus, Kansas.

My Child Was Touched Inappropriately By His/Her Afterschool Caregiver

The Johnson County home day care center was shut down by the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services department after an investigation revealed the owner was using a riding crop to disclipline kids.  Shirley Joyce McClellan, owner and operator of the Shirley Joyce McClellan Day Care home, admitted to the KDHE to using a riding crop as well as her hand to keep children in line.  She also said she would threaten children with a stick.  The day care has been shut down and will continue to be suspended until after the accused has a hearing with the KDHE.

As Kansas and Missouri Child Accident and Injury Lawyers we know how important protecting your child is.  Be sure you are doing the proper research when looking for a care giver for your child.  Just because they are operating a child care business doesn't mean they are good at what they do.  Too often parents are leaving kids with people they barely know, much less trust.

Never feel like you are asking too many questions when interviewing a prospective care giver.  Ask about prior infractions, if any.  Visit a place more than once.  Watch your child interact with teachers and/or caregivers, as well as other children.  Try and make a visit during a time when other parents are around as well.

If you feel your child is being subjected to serious injury by a negligent day care provider in Kansas or Missouri, contact the experienced Kansas City Child Accident and Injury Attorneys of Roswold Law Group for a free consultation.  If you have a case, we will let you know.
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