Rainbow Child Care admits it misinformed parents after I-Team investigation

Posted at 3:58 PM, Feb 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-09 18:06:10-05

TAYLOR MILL, Ky. -- Rainbow Child Care Centers in Northern Kentucky admits it misinformed parents in a letter it sent out Wednesday evening about how many facilities are still under state sanction.

In a new letter sent to parents Thursday afternoon, the company apologized for sending “misinformation” to parents about the sanctions.

Part of the letter reads:

“Three of our facilities recently passed that three-month deadline as well as met all monitoring and training guidelines. We misinterpreted that to mean that the sanctions for those three schools had been lifted. However, after viewing the news story we asked for further clarification from the state this morning. We have been informed that it is 'typically a 90-day process,' which means that they may decide to make additional visits before we receive official notification regarding sanctions being lifted. We welcome their visits and will continue to partner with them.”

This is in response to an I-Team report about sweeping investigations by Kentucky officials into 13 Rainbow Child Care facilities in Northern Kentucky after the company notified the state a former employee was the subject of a criminal investigation.

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Cabinet spokesman Doug Hogan sent the I-Team the following statement:

“Typically, a child-care center is in sanctions for 90 days; we conduct monitoring visits during that time and lift the sanctions if there have been no violations found. Due to the atypical nature of this situation (6 of 13 centers in sanctions with the same issues), we have decided to conduct additional monitoring and lift the sanctions at a future date if there are no violations found.”

Hogan also said the state contacted the woman this morning who wrote the initial letter to parents last night.

“It sounds like an honest mistake. She said she thought it lasted 90 days and would be up on 2/2/17 for three of the child-care centers,” he said.

The state will notify each Rainbow Child Care Facility in Northern Kentucky via letter when it lifts the sanctions.

Any day care center in Kentucky that goes under state sanction two times in three years will lose its license.

Read the two letters below:

Rainbow Parent Letter 2/8/17 by James on Scribd

Rainbow Parent Letter 2/9/17 by James on Scribd