Day care provider shut down as the state investigates spanking allegation
Updated: Monday, April 8 2013, 06:13 PM EDT
BRANCH COUNTY, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – A Branch County day care provider is shut down as the state looks into allegations of spanking.
Laura Smith is the owner of Little Lambs Christian Daycare near Quincy. Her license was suspended after a parent noticed redness and swelling on the bottom of her three-year-old. An older sibling, also in the day care, said Smith had spanked the child.
Other classmates told state investigators that Smith spanked the boy because he refused to take a nap.
Smith denies the accusation.