The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) entered a settlement agreement with Learning Care Group, Inc. (LCG), which operates approximately 900 child care centers across the country under seven brands, including Childtime Learning Centers, Tutor Time Child Care/Learning Centers, The Children’s Courtyard, Montessori Unlimited, La Petite Academy, Everbrook Academy, and Creative Kids.
The settlement is the result of a DOJ investigation following complaints from several parents, who alleged child care centers refused to assist their children with insulin administration by pen or syringe. DOJ’s investigation determined that the organization had a corporate-wide policy of refusing such assistance. The company will implement new policies and procedures to consider requests for such assistance on an individualized basis.
Additionally, the company will provide training to its staff, and pay compensatory damages in the amount of $10,000 to each of eight families.