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State Forces Durham Day Care To Close

Posted May 22, 2002

— Dozens of Durham parents are looking for new child care after the state ordered the shutdown of one center on Tuesday.

KinderCare on Highway 54 will close its doors May 29.

State officials said the center did not correct a number of violations including inaccurate records, inadequate staff-to-child ratios, and failure to lock up hazardous items.

Parents said the center exceeded their expectations.

"The teachers paid so much attention to the students. They get a great education here. A lot of programs involve the parents, the family and the kids. My son just loves it here," said parent Cheryl Adams.

A spokeswoman from KinderCare's Corporate headquarters said the company has no excuse for what happened at the center.

The company blames a communication breakdown between managers and staff turnover.

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