NH child center closes over a year after DHHS ordered revocation of director's license
ANTRIM — The Department of Health and Human Services recently closed a child center after ordering the revocation of the director's child care program license over a year ago.
The revocation order issued April 15, 2016, stated that Heidi Risman-Jones used "corporal punishment and other forms of discipline that are harmful to the emotional well-being of children in your care."
Melissa Clement, chief of the Child Care Licensing Unit at DHHS, confirmed that the department uphelded the revocation of Risman-Jones' license, leading to the closure of her facility, Antrim's Blossoms Early Learning Center.
A post on the early learning center's Facebook page on April 24 read that the property is up for sale. According to realtor.com, the 3 High St. home is going for $275,000.
On April 6, Risman-Jones told NH1 News that she never used corporal punishment to punish a child despite claims that she force-fed, pulled and forcefully restrained children.