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please no shish talkin on this one. but as a new parent i would like to know the best/worst daycare in paris. based on services and experinces...thnx
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In my experience, Grace Lutheran CDC would be the best in town. A bit expensive but worth the cost. They get healthy meals and have lots of caregivers.

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I would have to agree with Paris Resident. Grace Lutheran is great, and they teach your kids a lot. You know your kids will be safe because you have to punch in a code to get in and once in you are greeted by the front desk employee. The wonderful smell from the kitchen can be smelled thourhout the center, you know your children are eating good food. My kids would still be there, but they don't take school age children.
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The center is great if your child has no special needs. They are not prepared to deal with any specialized needs as it might compromise the safety me the staff.
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The center is great if your child has no special needs. They are not prepared to deal with any specialized needs as it might compromise the safety me the staff.
I think it would have to depend on what you label as special needs. If a child requires a one on one aid then they are not equipped for that probably due to the financial aspect. If a child has special needs that would pose a threat to other children then I would secure other daycare. As a parent whose child attends there, they are very safety conscience and that is so valuable. I have found them to be extremely accomodating.
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This place is awful.(GLCDC) They have one agenda.....$$$. If your child doesn't fit the mold, they can't handle it. I was given 2days notice to find alternate care for my child. This letter was given to me by the front desk girl, the director didn't have the guts to. The reason being"for safety concerns". My child was 4. THEY CAN'T HANDLE 4 YEAR OLDS?? I had talked to the director about this prior to his dismissal, she said she would give him time to adjust and plenty of time for me to find alternate care. This didn't happen. My son has been in daycare ever since with NO PROBLEMS.
Try Beautiful Blossoms daycare, she is great!!
paris

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This place is awful.(GLCDC) They have one agenda.....$$$. If your child doesn't fit the mold, they can't handle it. I was given 2days notice to find alternate care for my child. This letter was given to me by the front desk girl, the director didn't have the guts to. The reason being"for safety concerns". My child was 4. THEY CAN'T HANDLE 4 YEAR OLDS?? I had talked to the director about this prior to his dismissal, she said she would give him time to adjust and plenty of time for me to find alternate care. This didn't happen. My son has been in daycare ever since with NO PROBLEMS.
Try Beautiful Blossoms daycare, she is great!!
Some children require smaller settings in order to thrive where they can get more one on one attention. My guess is that your child probably benefitted from a smaller setting. As a parent who obviously is there almost every day I feel assured knowing my child is receiving quality care and if your child was dismissed for being a safety concern then that just reinforces my desire to have my child there. Safety is a big issue and should be dealt with.
Like any provider I am certain they are concerned about money but I don't make a great deal and as a result receive assistance from the State. I don't feel as though I or my child has ever been treated differently because of that.
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Correct Nosey!
But I still wouldnt recommend the place to anyone.

P.S. Thanks for your pointers on my own child. B y the way, I had another child enrolled for a year, so I was there every day too. They let anybody in that door, all you have to do is buzz! The Coke guy let me in one day, when my code didn't work. How safe is that?
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Correct Nosey!
But I still wouldnt recommend the place to anyone.
P.S. Thanks for your pointers on my own child. B y the way, I had another child enrolled for a year, so I was there every day too. They let anybody in that door, all you have to do is buzz! The Coke guy let me in one day, when my code didn't work. How safe is that?
You must look safer than you sound! LOL!
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This place is awful.(GLCDC) They have one agenda.....$$$. If your child doesn't fit the mold, they can't handle it. I was given 2days notice to find alternate care for my child. This letter was given to me by the front desk girl, the director didn't have the guts to. The reason being"for safety concerns". My child was 4. THEY CAN'T HANDLE 4 YEAR OLDS?? I had talked to the director about this prior to his dismissal, she said she would give him time to adjust and plenty of time for me to find alternate care. This didn't happen. My son has been in daycare ever since with NO PROBLEMS.
Try Beautiful Blossoms daycare, she is great!!
I would have to think your child must have been doing some pretty bad things to be kicked out in that manner. I know I am glad, if the director felt it was not safe, to get rid of the problem. Was he/she biting or hitting?

I am wondering how long ago this happened. For a while there, they had temp assistant directors and have only had the current director for a few months.

I have had all of my kids in the center and am very happy.
KIDS

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THEY NEED TO WATCH THEIR KIDS BETTER
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i wish they would lower prices
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Oct 5, 2010
 
GLDC is not very safe my son and another child got out and was down by the high school before they got them so how safe can they be when 3 year olds can do that not very safe if you ask me
Concerned Mom

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Oct 5, 2010
 
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.... Amanda Bell is probably the worst teacher EVER! She spanks kids and no one says anything. She also locked a kid in a closet but she sucks ass so much she gets away with all of it....
Does she really spank kids? I think my daughter is in her room some through the day and that concerns me. I think Amanda is out on Maternity leave right now but she will probably be back. And what is this about the closet? Didn't the state come in for that situation? Did it really happen? I thought it was just a rumor. Can anyone confirm? I might need to find some other means of daycare if some of this information is factual.
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First of all it was not Ms. Bell who had the incident with the child in the closet. It was another person who was later discharged.
Second, all incidents are reviewed and if any child care facility is as poor as described here, it would not be in operation.
Third, there is one defense against libel and slander and that is the truth.
Fourth, cyber bullying is a crime.
People would be well served not to spread lies at the expense of other individuals and businesses.
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Oct 6, 2010
 
Jana Tyler as the director??? Jana is the staff member who left the child in the closet and was relieved of her duties at GLCDC by DCFS, pending the outcome of the investigation.
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Apparently you didn't get your way with your child. There's only one family who would go on this site and talk such trash about staff and I have a feeling you still have a toddler in their care and you have a family member who still works there. It isn't hard to know who you are by the people you picked to bad mouth. You are sad and if it was that BAD maybe you shouldn't have left your child in their care for 6yrs. Grow up and move on.
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Grace Lutheran is the worst daycare facility in town. I had a child go there for 6 years until I finally found the truth out about how they work. Amanda Bell is probably the worst teacher EVER! She spanks kids and no one says anything. She also locked a kid in a closet but she sucks ass so much she gets away with all of it. She is the type that will be nice to your face and then bad mouth you behind your back. A lot of teachers there have a lot of issues. I thought that Grace Lutheran was a christian daycare center. Then in my opinion they need christian people working there. Why on some of the girls facebook pictures all you see is pictures of them out drinking and partying? Is that really who you want taking care of your child? Jamie Trogdon and Ali Wood are probably the biggest partiers there and now Jamie is working in the class rooms with the children. She never has time for her own child since she parties 24/7 why would she make time for your child. Anne is such a 2 faced bitch also, she needs to move on. She couldn't handle being a director so she needs to move on. Also the new director is so young there will def be nothing but problems now. You know when you have that many women working in one place you need a director with a back bone that will make a difference. Take it from a person who has the inside scoop on this place....it is dirty and if you knew who was really watching your kids you would not be happy at all. I believe about 3 years ago or so they had a little girl walk out the front door and start walking down Central street, no one ever knew she was missing until the cops showed up with the little girl. They tried to keep it hush hush so none of the parents would find out. Again is that someone you want watching your child? I sure hope they either shut the place down or get good christian women like Jana Tyler in there to run the place.
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So I am still wondering...do they really spank the kids there? I am hoping they don't spank my daughter. I do not spank her at home and don't want the caretakers there doing it either.
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free1 - Just so you know, the new director IS a good Christian woman. Jana Tyler herself stepped aside for the new director. The new director has the entire church congregation behind her. They would not have picked someone they didn't have complete faith in. Plus, she has only been there a few months, give her a break! And I do believe she has a pretty solid back bone considering she put a person such as yourself right in there place when they went off and her once. Instead of talking about Christian people being in the center, why don't you take some of your own advice and be one yourself!!!!
new parent- GLCDC is an amazing Christian center where your child will be loved and looked after. Your child will learn daily about Jesus Christ and His teachings as well as the fundamentals for getting ready for Preschool. The center does have some old history but don't hold that against it. There is new administration now, so give it a chance. I promise you will be happy!

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