Different River

”You can never step in the same river twice.” –Heraclitus

August 24, 2006

“Home-Based Day Care is Much Better”

Filed under: — Different River @ 7:49 pm

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard that one. Better than what, I’m not sure. Some say better than a “day-care center” and some say better than at-home care from a mother who doesn’t have a master’s degree in early childhood education.

Anyway, the AP is reporting this story:

John Mark Karr, the man accused of killing of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey, kept children at a home day-care center he operated in northwest Alabama, the state welfare agency said Thursday.

The Marion County Department of Human Resources issued a license for Karr to begin operating a day-care out of his rural home in June 1997, said John Bradford, a spokesman with the Alabama Department of Human Resources.

He said the sheriff’s department conducted a background check before the license was issued and no problems were found.

Well of course no problems were found — he hadn’t confessed yet!

(By the way: I’m still not sure he did it. He’s the fifth person to confess. For some reason, lots of people who had no connection to this girl seem to want to confess to murdering her. I am always skeptical when I hear it said that someone, usually a misbehaving child, did something “just to get attention,” but that might be the case here. This wouldn’t mean he’s suitable to be a day-care worker — someone who confesses to murdering a child is clearly unsuitable even if he didn’t actually commit the murder.)

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