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Fri., March 27, 2009, 11:29 a.m.

Wrestling at the Child Care…

Good afternoon, Netizens...

YAY! It's Friday!


A large child care center in Spokane Valley was shut down by the state on Thursday after the owner and a parent allegedly got into a fight, which was witnessed by a child, state records show.

The Washington Department of Early Learning delivered a three-page notice of summary suspension on Thursday to Jolene Allen, owner of Christ Beginnings Child Care Center, 15112 E. 32nd Ave., ordering her to immediately stop offering child care.

According to the notice, “Ms. Allen and Ms. James grabbed each other and went to the floor. Both sustained injuries including red marks and rug burns.”

If all the facts prove over time to be correct, does this sound like Christ's beginnings to anyone else? It sounds more like women's wrestling match on the old-time television which, as the state law observes is probably no fit way to run a child care center. In fact the law is quite succinct in what is not allowed to take place in a child care facility.

I wonder if Jolene Allen will get her license back. Can you think of a reason why they should allow her to continue in business?


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