Yongsan Chapel Preschool to Close after Complaint

The Mustard Seed preschool operated at an Army base in South Korea will be closed after military leaders received a complaint it was operating illegally.  After commanders reviewed the program’s status, they determined there were no regulations governing the operation — thus, it had to be closed.

A long-running Christian preschool at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan will close at the end of the school year due to deficiencies found during a recent audit.

However, the Mustard Seed Preschool will be allowed to remain open until May 23, easing the immediate concerns of parents who feared they would soon be scrambling to find day care for their children.

It was not an issue of illegal conduct, and the military made a point of saying the children were not in danger.  Though it operated out of the chapel, it was funded entirely by parents.

The Army said it would release details of the investigation — and the complaint that spawned it — once the report was complete.