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Investigation into Wee Kare ends in consent agreement

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The investigation of a daycare after a four-year-old boy was left on a van for over an hour has ended in a consent agreement, according to the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL).

It happened at the Wee Kare Daycare and Preschool on Spanish Court in Albany on February 14th.

According to a statement, DECAL and Wee Kare entered into a consent agreement which includes a six-month restriction on all transportation by the center, a fine and required transportation training for all staff.

The consent agreement cancels the appeal filed earlier by Wee Kare with the Office of State Administrative Hearings (OSAH).

Read the statement:

“The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) has completed its investigation into a February 14, 2014 incident at Wee Kare Daycare and Preschool, located at 103 Spanish Court in Albany, Georgia, 31707, in which a four-year-old boy was left on a van for over an hour. DECAL and Wee Kare have entered into a consent agreement which includes a six-month restriction on all transportation by the center, a fine and required transportation training for all staff. The consent agreement cancels the appeal filed earlier by Wee Kare with the Office of State Administrative Hearings (OSAH). At DECAL, our top priority is the health and safety of our state’s young learners, ages birth to five years old.”

About DECAL

Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning is responsible for meeting the child care and early education needs of Georgia’s children and their families. It administers the nationally recognized Georgia’s Pre-K Program, licenses child care centers and home-based child care, administers Georgia's Childcare and Parent Services (CAPS) program, federal nutrition programs, and manages voluntary quality enhancement programs.

The department also houses the Head Start State Collaboration Office, distributes federal funding to enhance the quality and availability of child care, and works collaboratively with Georgia child care resource and referral agencies and organizations throughout the state to enhance early care and education. For more information, go to www.decal.ga.gov.

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