Thursday, October 21, 2021

State suspends license of home day care facility in Canton

The Mithu Home Day Care business has been closed by state officials following a "high risk investigation."

According to reports from the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA), a complaint was filed Oct. 6, about conditions at the home day care, located at 45027 Thornhill Court in the township. The business was shut down the next day, Oct. 7, following an investigation of the complaint. 

No specifics of the investigation were released by reports from the state investigation which was prompted by a complaint against the facility and the licensee, Vagula Aroulselvam. The investigation was characterized by the agency as "high risk" and took place immediately according to reports.

Aroulselvam's license to care for one to six children in the home was suspended immediately following the investigation, according to the state agency. 

State regulations require that an immediate investigation be launched when there is suspected child abuse or neglect in a child's death, there is suspected sexual abuse or exploitation of a child or there is suspected child abuse resulting in a severe injury to a child.

No further information or details were released.