Local child care organization under investigation for policy violations

The U.S. Attorney's Office is investigating Little Miracles Incorporated. The organization is accused of fraud and providing false information to the Indiana Bureau of Child Care.

Indianapolis

A non-profit organization is under investigation for allegedly violating policy.

The U.S. Attorney's Office is investigating Little Miracles Incorporated.  The organization is accused of fraud and providing false information to the Indiana Bureau of Child Care. Three Little Miracles employees have been arrested in connection with the case.

The Indiana Bureau of Child Care suspended the non-profit from the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF), blocking payments to 10 Little Miracles Inc. facilities.  The suspension of the funds will impact 320 children, who are now looking for other child care centers. 

Little Miracles, Inc. originally had until January 28 until they would lose the payments.  However, the organization decided to close its doors this week.

Little Miracles, Inc. can still operate and provide services for children.  The company still carries a valid certificate of registration. 

The Indiana Bureau of Child Care and the Family and Social Services Administration did not provide additional information, stating it was an open investigation. However, FSSA released the following statement Friday:

FSSA (Family Social Services Administration) initiated an investigation into Little Miracles for fraud of the CCDF (Child Care Development Fund) program. FSSA informed the appropriate authorities and is cooperating with those authorities and acting under their direction. Little Miracles was suspended from the CCDF (Child Care Development Fund) program for policy violations including being the target of an investigation of fraud and providing false information to BCC (Bureau of Child Care) on the CCDF program. In order to ensure the smoothest possible transition for families, BCC in partnership with the Indiana Association of Child Care Resource and Referral (IACCRR), and the Children’s Bureau, will offer open house opportunities. During these open house hours families can receive individualized assistance in locating a new provider, as well as support to complete the necessary paperwork.


For those families who are using CCDF funding and need assistance find a new child care facility, the following are some suggestions:

  • Call 1-877-511-1144 and press “3” for the Division of Family Resources.

  • Visit the Child Care Indiana website.

  • Go to one of these three locations:

    Family Place
    3801 N. Temple Ave

    Family Support Center
    1575 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St.

    NACS West
    5610 Crawfordsville Road

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