Emergency Order Issued to Omaha Child Care Provider
The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Regulation and Licensure has issued an emergency order requiring an Omaha child care provider to immediately cease operation of a child care business.
Seeds of Abraham, Inc., 2412 North 45th Street, Omaha, a Family Child Care Home II, must cease providing care to any children. The order was effective March 1.
Lynne Shepard-Hill, who is listed as the primary child care provider, on February 27, "admitted to an officer with the Omaha Police Department that on February 13, 2007, she physically disciplined a five-year-old foster child in her care by striking him with a belt, resulting in bruising to the child on the buttocks, right leg, and right wrist. Shepard-Hill was issued a criminal citation for Child Abuse, and is scheduled to appear in Douglas County Court on March 27, 2007."
A Family Child Care Home II is authorized to provide child care for a maximum of 12 children.
Emergency orders are issued when necessary to protect the immediate physical well-being and safety of a child in a child care program.