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State Suspends License Of Warren Child Care Center

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WARREN, Mich. (AP) - The state has suspended the license of a child care center in Warren, saying kids were hit with sticks and had their mouths taped if they talked too much.

The Macomb Daily of Mount Clemens reports New Creation Thien Lap Learning Center was shut down last week, and licensee Esther Tran was ordered not to operate a child care center or accept kids for care.

State records indicate Tran and program director Lee Tran hit children with wooden sticks and rulers as a means of discipline and also spanked the kids' buttocks with the same items.

Esther Tran tells WXYZ-TV she didn't do anything wrong, and Lee Tran says their actions are being misinterpreted due to cultural differences.

The state Department of Human Services scheduled an administrative hearing for February.

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