Aflac renews Growing Room contract

After a three-month investigative process, Aflac has decided to renew its contract with local child care provider the Growing Room.

The final decision comes after a third-party agency reviewed the day care's policies and practices. The audit was sparked by two questionable incidents involving proper care and security.

The findings of that audit, Aflac spokeswoman Laura Kane said, showed the care the children were receiving was "excellent."

"The auditors said they were very, very pleased with the care and it exceeded their expectations," Kane said.

The decision saved a six-year relationship with the Growing Room, whose contract is renewed by Aflac each year to manage two Imagination Station day care centers used by Aflac employees and their children. Imagination Station and Imagination Station Too have about 500 children enrolled all together and are located near Aflac's Wynnton Tower and Paul S. Amos campuses.

Read more of this story in Wednesday's Ledger-Enquirer.