For Immediate Release
May 9, 2008

KDHE Office of Communications, 785-296-0461

State Issues Emergency Suspension Of Day Care Home In Topeka

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued an Emergency Order of Suspension against Tender Hearts Day Care Home, a licensed day care home operated by Theresa Lynn Starkey, located at 252 N.E. 59th Terrace in Topeka.

State law allows the Secretary of KDHE to issue such an order when, in the opinion of the Secretary, the order is necessary to protect children in the home from any potential threat to health or safety.

The order is subject to appeal to the Secretary.

Note to editor/reporter: For a copy of the Emergency Suspension Order, please email with a request for the document and include your fax number.