South Carolina,Homework,Parent

Experts say parents should do homework before enrolling kids in afterschool care

January 26, 2017
in Kids

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - It’s a dilemma that many parents can face. How to find safe and reliable care programs for their kids. That includes not only daycare facilities, which are regulated by the state but after school programs and summer programs which are not. This comes as prosecutors in Richland County are continuing to pursue charges against an area afterschool program director for allegedly beating one of the children in his care late last year. According to court records, 50-year-old Allen Smith has requested a jury trial. The longtime director of A&A Youth Community and Learning Center was charged with cruelty to children in December after allegedly hitting one of his students so hard that it left bruises on the child’s body. Officials with the South Carolina Department of Social Services have said in large part the agency has no oversight...

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