Growing Room decision put on hold

After unanimous support for the Growing Room from a group of Aflac parents, Aflac will hold off on making a decision concerning its future with its day care provider.

In the meanwhile, the company will ask a third-party agency to review the day care center's policies and practices.

More than 150 parents and grandparents with children at Aflac's two Imagination Station day care centers attended a Wednesday evening meeting to discuss Aflac's business relationship with the Growing Room, which manages the centers.

In a company memo sent Thursday to Imagination Station parents, Aflac Executive Vice President of Corporate Services Audrey Tillman wrote: "In an effort to keep all parents informed, we wanted those who were unable to attend to know that the parents and grandparents who attended unanimously supported the Growing Room still having an opportunity to be our daycare provider."

Aflac contracts the Growing Room for two Imagination Station day care centers, located near two of its campuses.

Tillman went on to say that based on recommendations of its Parent Advisory Council, the company is requesting an independent, third-party agency to review the Growing Room's policies and procedures.

Until Aflac receives and reports the agency's findings, no final decision will be made. Aflac expects to have the review in their hands by the end of June.

Imagination Station is supervised by the Parents Advisory Council, which is comprised of parents with children at the day care. It meets regularly with the Growing Room and its management.

Read more on this story in Friday's Ledger-Enquirer.