DC AG orders child care program to change business practices

KCE Champions, a before and after school child care program in D.C., will have to change its business practices —­or face a $250,000 bill.

KCE Champions, a before and after school child care program in D.C., will have to change its business practices —­or face a $250,000 bill.

An investigation into the program found that the company deceived parents about late fees, auto-disenrolled children from its programs, and engaged in unfair debt-collection practices — often calling parents excessively at work to try to collect past-due payments.

“When choosing before or after care for your child, trust in that program is of utmost importance,” D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine said.

KCE Champions, which operates 21 schools districtwide, agreed to make adjustments to its policies, as mandated by the terms of the settlement.

The changes, Racine said in a statement, will make the company’s fee structure more…

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