worriedmom

Natchitoches, LA

#1 Apr 19, 2012
I read several posts yesterday regarding a child care center in town that is under investigation by state and local authorities for abuse to children. It's a special trust we put in our child care providers to care for childen in our absence. I am looking for a provider at the moment, only bc I am going through a divorce and forced to go back to work. I know everyone has an opinion but any opinions on "Little Friends" or "Fay's Daycare?" I've never heard any negatives on Little Friends and the things I've heard about FDC, is there any truth to the "rumors" or are they just that... rumors? I heard Fay's has cameras but when I went in for a tour the other day, it was nap time, pitch black which I thought was a bit strange and told that "it wasn't a good time," does anyone know if they have an "open door policy" there? Is this the standard? I've read that she can be "great" with kids but her "personal" life leaves something left to be desired, but aren't we all entitled to a "private life?" But when it comes to my child, is there any room for bad behavior whethere it's after or before working hours?? Any helpful info would be appreciated. Thank you all very much, have a great day everyone! This is my first time facing this decision, and one I thought I would never have to look at. I feel very unprepared and as I said, any information or comments would be very much appreciated.
guest

United States

#2 Apr 19, 2012
worriedmom wrote:
I read several posts yesterday regarding a child care center in town that is under investigation by state and local authorities for abuse to children. It's a special trust we put in our child care providers to care for childen in our absence. I am looking for a provider at the moment, only bc I am going through a divorce and forced to go back to work. I know everyone has an opinion but any opinions on "Little Friends" or "Fay's Daycare?" I've never heard any negatives on Little Friends and the things I've heard about FDC, is there any truth to the "rumors" or are they just that... rumors? I heard Fay's has cameras but when I went in for a tour the other day, it was nap time, pitch black which I thought was a bit strange and told that "it wasn't a good time," does anyone know if they have an "open door policy" there? Is this the standard? I've read that she can be "great" with kids but her "personal" life leaves something left to be desired, but aren't we all entitled to a "private life?" But when it comes to my child, is there any room for bad behavior whethere it's after or before working hours?? Any helpful info would be appreciated. Thank you all very much, have a great day everyone! This is my first time facing this decision, and one I thought I would never have to look at. I feel very unprepared and as I said, any information or comments would be very much appreciated.
Your best bet is checking with the state not topix. The state or parish can give you more information on childcare facilities.
worriedmom

Natchitoches, LA

#3 Apr 19, 2012
Now I read that Bright Beginnings is facing some accusations at the moment as well?? I've always heard wonderful things about Ms. Ginga as well. I pray the child/children involved are ok and the courts get to the bottom of this thing and hold whoever is responible accountable for their actions. One thing about Natchitoches, sometimes even people with great reputations make mistakes, but when it comes to the safety of a child, one's "good name" should not sheild them from punishment. Not saying Ms. Ginga is guilty of any crime. One of the wonderful things about being an American is the law says we are innocent until proven guilty. But hopefully CPS will keep the remaining childen safe until the investigators are satified with their findings.
We should try to remember to say a special prayer for our teachers, day care employees and instructors we entrust to care for our childen everyday. It's a difficult job with very little pay, so a few extra prayers may go a long way in their lives.
worriedmom

Natchitoches, LA

#4 Apr 19, 2012
@guest-great idea, thanks.
NatchTimes

Marksville, LA

#5 Apr 19, 2012
worriedmom wrote:
I read several posts yesterday regarding a child care center in town that is under investigation by state and local authorities for abuse to children. It's a special trust we put in our child care providers to care for childen in our absence. I am looking for a provider at the moment, only bc I am going through a divorce and forced to go back to work. I know everyone has an opinion but any opinions on "Little Friends" or "Fay's Daycare?" I've never heard any negatives on Little Friends and the things I've heard about FDC, is there any truth to the "rumors" or are they just that... rumors? I heard Fay's has cameras but when I went in for a tour the other day, it was nap time, pitch black which I thought was a bit strange and told that "it wasn't a good time," does anyone know if they have an "open door policy" there? Is this the standard? I've read that she can be "great" with kids but her "personal" life leaves something left to be desired, but aren't we all entitled to a "private life?" But when it comes to my child, is there any room for bad behavior whethere it's after or before working hours?? Any helpful info would be appreciated. Thank you all very much, have a great day everyone! This is my first time facing this decision, and one I thought I would never have to look at. I feel very unprepared and as I said, any information or comments would be very much appreciated.
Go to Little Friends.
NatchTimes

Marksville, LA

#7 Apr 19, 2012
Thanks so much for directing us to that web site. Fay's reviews are so spaced, the most recent being March 2012 and prior to that Oct 2011??? One report was 3 pages of issues. Little Friends had some issues also but she has been visited quite frequently, with far less worrisome issues to report. One big rumor I've heard about Fay's is that the owner will call to report competing facilities (which of course have to be investigated)hmm looks like there may be some validity to that rumor. Like I said, choose LITTLE FRIENDS
shut up

Atlanta, GA

#8 Apr 19, 2012
I checked dss website. Nothing would download. Can someone copy and paste? Was Deanna the one who was arrested? Hard to believe. Wow
Sonnie

Bastrop, LA

#9 Apr 19, 2012
go to kiddie korner
NatchTimes

Marksville, LA

#10 Apr 19, 2012
shut up wrote:
I checked dss website. Nothing would download. Can someone copy and paste? Was Deanna the one who was arrested? Hard to believe. Wow
I have no idea what that poster expected anyone to find on DSS, of course there would not be anything about an arrest or wrist slitting or whatever the heck...you can find reports from the visits from DSS to centers, what they found to be lacking or needing to addressed. Here is the link to the list of centers and Natch. You should be able to click on the name and find a list of dates when centers were check, it's odd because some of no visits for this year at all, and some have several. Read for yourself.

https://webapps.dss.state.la.us/carefacility/... .
SMH

Natchitoches, LA

#11 Apr 19, 2012
worriedmom wrote:
I read several posts yesterday regarding a child care center in town that is under investigation by state and local authorities for abuse to children. It's a special trust we put in our child care providers to care for childen in our absence. I am looking for a provider at the moment, only bc I am going through a divorce and forced to go back to work. I know everyone has an opinion but any opinions on "Little Friends" or "Fay's Daycare?" I've never heard any negatives on Little Friends and the things I've heard about FDC, is there any truth to the "rumors" or are they just that... rumors? I heard Fay's has cameras but when I went in for a tour the other day, it was nap time, pitch black which I thought was a bit strange and told that "it wasn't a good time," does anyone know if they have an "open door policy" there? Is this the standard? I've read that she can be "great" with kids but her "personal" life leaves something left to be desired, but aren't we all entitled to a "private life?" But when it comes to my child, is there any room for bad behavior whethere it's after or before working hours?? Any helpful info would be appreciated. Thank you all very much, have a great day everyone! This is my first time facing this decision, and one I thought I would never have to look at. I feel very unprepared and as I said, any information or comments would be very much appreciated.
DCFS will make an appearance at a mother or father's door for an anonymous report placed by a vindictive or vengeful person, but here is problem for them being aired in broad daylight regarding the safety of our little children and the agency has not investigated?
Unbelieveable.
SMH

Natchitoches, LA

#12 Apr 19, 2012
And as far as childcare workers or education personnel are concerned, if their private life is sordid enough, I just don't see how sooner or later the private life and the work life would not be on a collision course. One poster said a childcare worker was at the center trying to harm themselves, so there is information to support my point right there.
Woe

United States

#13 Apr 19, 2012
Ms Debbie McCain keeps kids in her home both if my kids were there until school aged and we loved her. Hope it helps
no lie

High Springs, FL

#14 Apr 20, 2012
worriedmom wrote:
I read several posts yesterday regarding a child care center in town that is under investigation by state and local authorities for abuse to children. It's a special trust we put in our child care providers to care for childen in our absence. I am looking for a provider at the moment, only bc I am going through a divorce and forced to go back to work. I know everyone has an opinion but any opinions on "Little Friends" or "Fay's Daycare?" I've never heard any negatives on Little Friends and the things I've heard about FDC, is there any truth to the "rumors" or are they just that... rumors? I heard Fay's has cameras but when I went in for a tour the other day, it was nap time, pitch black which I thought was a bit strange and told that "it wasn't a good time," does anyone know if they have an "open door policy" there? Is this the standard? I've read that she can be "great" with kids but her "personal" life leaves something left to be desired, but aren't we all entitled to a "private life?" But when it comes to my child, is there any room for bad behavior whethere it's after or before working hours?? Any helpful info would be appreciated. Thank you all very much, have a great day everyone! This is my first time facing this decision, and one I thought I would never have to look at. I feel very unprepared and as I said, any information or comments would be very much appreciated.
Go to Little Friends they have great teachers there. The owner may have been wrote up on things but she fixes it right away.The teachers love those children the 3 year old teacher is great she teachs them daily a different theme every week. This is no lie.
just me

United States

#15 Apr 20, 2012
Everyday has to dfix the things they are wrote up for in 30 days or their licenses are pulled. Get ur facts straight. That's not just Little Friends.
shut up

Atlanta, GA

#16 Apr 20, 2012
I don't believe some of the comments on here and unless there is some hard proof somewhere no one can make me. Deanna is a good person. She has a very good heart and has worked hard for what she has.

However, I had my children at her daycare and I am now glad that I pulled them. A devastating situation occurred while my children were in her care and when it was brought to her attention she refused to make it right. She didn't do what any other daycare owner would have done to protect children. She basically called me a liar. Since I pulled my children and placed then in Kiddie Kountry they have been happy and I believe they are now safe again.

I wouldn't say don't bring your children to Little Friends unless you have been there yourself and spoken with Deanna and Just. Meet the teachers for your Childs age group. Introduce your children to the environment and try it for a week. Every child its different.

Good luck to you. And those who are telling lies about these day cares needs to get a life and stop.
this is something

Shreveport, LA

#17 Apr 28, 2012
Man with all this mess and topics i would not open another day care ever
My Experience

Natchitoches, LA

#18 Apr 29, 2012
My daughter went to Fayes and it wasnt a great experience. When she dirtied her clothes they wouldnt get them back until they were molded. My daughter just started crawling and she came back with her face all bruised and scratched and the reason I was given was that she was running and tripped. She had just started crawling!!! I never got bows back. When you pay them make sure its a check so you have proof on your statement because they will say you didnt pay if you pay cash. My nephews went here as well and she picked them up from school. Shed show up hours late and the school charged there mom five hundred dollars because of all the days they were picked up late. I now have my girl and new baby boy at Kids Korner Daycare and love it. They put a t shirt over their clothes when they get there so their clothes dont ruin. They provide cups and if the kids clothes do happen to get dirty they wash them for you. Very great daycare.
wondering

United States

#19 Apr 30, 2012
I see Fay at the school at 2:15 when I go to get in car line and always have. So ur sorry about her being an hour late is a lie also the school can't charge the parents that is also a lie( I called Mr.Gandy, the principal).

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