For Immediate Release
December 2, 2008

KDHE Office of Communications
communications@kdheks.gov, 785-296-0461

State Issues Emergency Suspension of Child Care Center in Abilene

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued an Emergency Order of Suspension against Learn and Grow Depot Child Development Center, a child care center operated by Hospital District 1 of Dickinson County located at 1003 N. Brady in Abilene.

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 mheideman@kdheks.gov with a request for the document.