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West Chatham YMCA Learning center granted temporary license

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The West Chatham YMCA Learning Center in Pooler has been granted a temporary 12-month license as part of a settlement.

The license was revoked by the state after a number of health and safety violations.

The agreement includes the Department of Early Childhood Education conducting multiple unannounced visits along with their regular licensing studies.

The YMCA re-trained staff, created a new system for supervision and improved adult to child ratios.

The Y has also agreed to create a new full-time position at the corporate level, Association Child Care Director. This position will help with technical assistance, conduct internal audits and provide ongoing training for not only the West Chatham Child Learning Center, but for all of the YMCA's 60 plus licensed sites.

Aaron Karpas, District Vice President for the YMCA of Coastal Georgia said in a statement, "The State seemed to be pleased with the changes we had already made and they were very helpful in providing specific measures for us to consider as a part of our corrective action plan. Since October this center has had 13 site visits conducted by the State, with only minor infractions noted. Normally, the State will conduct two visits every year, so this center has been under intense scrutiny and continues to meet expectations."

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