Wisconsin Shares Suspension
|Provider Name||Licensed Capacity*||Shares Authorizations*||Most Recent Monthly Payment|
|Children Are Our Destiny FCCC||8||40 (March, 2012)||$14,042 (March, 2012)|
*At suspension unless otherwise noted
Rationale for Reasonable Suspicion of Program Violation:
The Department gave the provider an opportunity to provide a satisfactory explanation to the Department on 3/23/2012; the Department has determined the explanation to be unsatisfactory. The Department is revoking all child care authorizations and refusing to issue payments based upon a combination of red flags indicating a likelihood of Shares violations and the following findings from the Department’s investigation including: 1) the provider’s failure to provide access to the child care facility during the provider’s stated hours of operation; 2) the provider’s failure to have attendance records available at the child care site when the Department requested to review them; 3) the provider’s failure to maintain and submit accurate attendance records as required by the Shares program; and 4) the provider’s failure to comply with the statutes, promulgated rules, or policies of the Wisconsin Shares program.
The Department has been unable to verify the actual care of children at the provider’s facility. The Department attempted to visit one location on 12/7/2011 and 1/20/2012 and was unsuccessful in gaining access to the facility. The unsuccessful attempt(s) to verify the presence of children attending the provider’s facility raises a strong suspicion that the provider was billing the Wisconsin Shares program for children who did not actually attend the provider’s child care facility. The Department reviewed the provider’s billing records and confirmed the provider billed for children as being in attendance on 12/7/2011 and 1/20/2012 even though the Department was unable to observe any children in attendance.
The provider was unable to provide investigators with requested attendance records for the weeks of 12/4/2011 and 1/15/2012. The Department reviewed the provider’s billing records and confirmed the provider billed for children as being in attendance for the weeks of 12/4/2011 and 1/15/2012 even though the provider was unable to provide the Department with requested attendance records.
The Department has evidence that the provider:
- Billed for more hours than children actually attended.
- Billed for children who did not appear on the attendance records or were marked as absent on the attendance records.