HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) - State officials have revoked a northwestern Indiana child care center's license after inspectors found 117 violations, including an unsafe playground, improper discipline methods and a lack of hot water.
Indiana Family and Social Services Administration spokeswoman Marni Lemons tells The Times of Munster most of the violations involve problems with the Northwest Family Services' building, and none indicate an imminent danger at the Hammond business. She says state inspectors have visited the facility five times since September and consistently found the same violations.
The facility can continue to operate despite its license being revoked.
Northwest Executive Director David Armistead says children were never in any danger and the center is working to resolve the deficiencies.
Lemons says Northwest has until April 20 to appeal the state's action.
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