Wisconsin Shares Suspension
|Provider Name||Licensed Capacity*||Shares Authorizations*||Most Recent Monthly Payment|
|Nakeema's Wonderland Child Care||8||15 (October, 2010)||$6,524 (October, 2010)|
*At suspension unless otherwise noted
Rationale for Reasonable Suspicion of Program Violation:
The Department of Children and Families suspended all Wisconsin Shares payments to the provider based on a reasonable suspicion that the provider violated provisions of the Wisconsin Shares program. The suspension was based upon a combination of red flags indicating a likelihood of Shares violations and the following findings from the Department’s investigation including but not limited to: 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 maintain and submit accurate attendance records as required by the Shares program; and 3) 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 the provider’s facility on four occasions (10/4/2010, 11/4/2010, 11/8/2010, and 11/9/2010) and was unsuccessful in gaining access to the facility. The unsuccessful attempts to verify the presence of children attending the provider’s facility raises a strong and reasonable suspicion that the provider is billing the Wisconsin Shares program for children who did not actually attend the provider’s child care facility.
The Department has evidence that the provider maintained attendance records that did not accurately record when children were actually in care. The attendance records the provider maintained showed children in care for longer periods of time than they were actually in care.