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Miami, FL

#1 Jun 19, 2008
LIttle Ducks in Daphne.
This is a horrible daycare. When the doors close at a daycare you expect to feel safe and that your child is being taken care of. This is not that daycare. Its all about the money and when you start asking to many questions about the care your child is getting. Your child is then asked to leave with little or no notice. The owner lives out of this state and only comes in every 6 months. Leaving your child with the acting director who is not qualified to run the daycare. So says DHR. I called and asked.
I have witnessed two different employees of this facility jerk children around by their arms, and scream violently at the children.
As soon as you ask to many questions they accuses you of being a bad parent and start writing ďincidentĒ reports against your child to cover there interest and scare you into not making a complaints.
It looks nice from the front and they put on a nice dog and pony show for you but run and take your child with you!!
I hope no parent or child has to go through what i did with my child at this daycare.
I Posted this on Yellowpages.com and the owner of the daycare had the option to post reviews removed. That really says allot, it must have hit a sore spot?
Allot of other daycares have negative reviews yet they let them stand. Why? Maybe they are not afraid to face or at least reply to the reviews. Unlike this daycare that hides from the truth.
GodBless
singlemom

Bay Minette, AL

#2 Jun 20, 2008
I couldn't agree with you more I had put both my sons into that daycare when it first opened one time I got a call that my son was crying and wouldn't stop I worked over in Mobile at the time my mother was only a mile from the day care so she went to get him. We found out why my poor 1 year old child was crying they had tied his shoes around his ankles leaving indentations into his little ankles. I was outraged!!!!!!! I went up to the school asked why they had done that their reason was because he kept kicking his shoes off. Are you serious I took my child out of there immediately as I walked out I saw a couple coming in I asked were their children already attending they said no they were looking into it I said your crazy if you allow this &*(&^*^*&* place to watch your children and told them what had happened.
Bad Day Care wrote:
LIttle Ducks in Daphne.
This is a horrible daycare. When the doors close at a daycare you expect to feel safe and that your child is being taken care of. This is not that daycare. Its all about the money and when you start asking to many questions about the care your child is getting. Your child is then asked to leave with little or no notice. The owner lives out of this state and only comes in every 6 months. Leaving your child with the acting director who is not qualified to run the daycare. So says DHR. I called and asked.
I have witnessed two different employees of this facility jerk children around by their arms, and scream violently at the children.
As soon as you ask to many questions they accuses you of being a bad parent and start writing ďincidentĒ reports against your child to cover there interest and scare you into not making a complaints.
It looks nice from the front and they put on a nice dog and pony show for you but run and take your child with you!!
I hope no parent or child has to go through what i did with my child at this daycare.
I Posted this on Yellowpages.com and the owner of the daycare had the option to post reviews removed. That really says allot, it must have hit a sore spot?
Allot of other daycares have negative reviews yet they let them stand. Why? Maybe they are not afraid to face or at least reply to the reviews. Unlike this daycare that hides from the truth.
GodBless
MAD MOTHER

Miami, FL

#3 Jun 20, 2008
I'm sorry to say that Iím not surprised by what youíre saying. Itís hard to work and leave your child with anyone. But to find out that the people you trust are treating your child so horrible. Itís unforgivable. Not to mention the fact that most local daycares have waiting list and fees to get in, for a single mom itís not affordable to jump from one bad daycare to another.

I hope that youíre get lucky and find a new daycare that truly cares about children and your childís well being. I was lucky and found a great daycare. My son has improved so much and all the horrible things that LITTLE DUCKS said about my child are miraculously NOT going on at the new daycare. In fact the new child care center informed me that my child is very well behaved and a joy to have. My child has also done a total turn around and wants to go to daycare and talks about how much fun heís having. I no longer hear ďteacher hurt me or this child bit meĒ. Iím so hurt that I didnít pull him from that daycare sooner. Call DHR and ask around. Look really hard at the staff and parents walking in. Some daycares like to cater to children who are easy to care for (control) and they dispose of the so called undesirables.(Children whose parents question the daycares practices).

1. Call DHR and ask about reports made on the daycare.

2. Watch the teachers and pop in when they donít expect it. Thatís the best way to catch them letting your child sleep all day. Jerking your child up by the hand and digging a finger nail into the childís palm. Playing the music to loud during nap time to force the children to sleep and be quite. Yelling at the children and allowing other children to hit and bite your child while no one makes a move to stop it.

3.Look around at other daycares and watch the parents and kids coming into the daycare. Ask yourself are they happy? Are the kids begging to go back home.

4. Is the daycare clean?

5. If they ask for allot of money up front. That may be your sign that maybe all they care about is the money.

6. Asking you for to much personal information. Like your SS# number?

7. Make sure they have the DHR report in full view when you walk into the daycare. It is mandated by DHR that they have it within plain view of the public.

Be advised. Just because your paying more MONEY for the daycares. DOSNT make it a BETTER daycare.

Feel free to add to the list for any other parent whoís had this happen at any daycare in our area. I personally would like to know so I can avoid that daycare.

Godbless out innocnt children.
MAD MOTHER

Miami, FL

#4 Jun 20, 2008
That was
God Bless our innocent children.

Thank you for your time
Mindy

United States

#5 Dec 16, 2008
Well, my child does not go to this poticular daycare but one in Mobile. Foundations Child Care.. I picked her up for an apoointment yesturday to discover her chewing on something, when i pulled it out of her mouth, it was a heavy duty staple. And let me add that she was asleep when i got her so she had been sleeping with it in her mouth! Talk about a very pissed off mom. I took her out of that place. Thank god she is ok!!
Zigi

Latonia, KY

#6 Feb 19, 2009
According to www.daycaresdontcare.org , there are a lot of bad day cares out there...
New Hampshire Mom

Alstead, NH

#7 Apr 3, 2009
If you ever consider asking Allison Couterier to watch your children, think again. I just fired her because I caught her smoking a joint while holding my 18 month old daughter. She tried to lie to me stating that I could smell pot because her boyfried (who is scamming social security) was smoking in the basement, however I saw her with my own eyes in her own back yard. There should be no one desperate enough on this earth to trust her with the care of your children. When my husband gets home, we are going to the police department to press further charges. This scumbag should not be aloud to have her own children, yet alone care for someone else's.
Just a thought

West Monroe, LA

#8 Apr 3, 2009
Ok so I plan to be in Mobile in August 2009 and I will have to put my 2 month old baby son into a daycare or some sort of care program, does anyone have any daycares they can recommend? And how much they cost too!
ANOTHER VERYmad mom

Denham Springs, LA

#9 Aug 17, 2009
Here's another BAD DAY CARE! A 'LIL ONE'S in denham springs, louisiana.(on pete's hwy.) i brought my 2 yr old daughter there one day for a few hours to see how it went, instead of sending her, a full day that i had 2 be at work. As we get out of the car to bring her in i hear a worker who is bringing children inside, tell them to line up, then she says, "PUT UR SHOE BACK ON" i didn't hear what the kid said then, her again, "WELL, MAYBE I SHOULD JUST STAPLE UR SHOES 2 THE BOTTOM OF UR FEET, SO THEY DON'T COME OFF AGAIN." thinking thank GOD shes not my childs worker, i bring her on in. the director brings us 2 her room, i don't see the teacher, the director introduces my chil, i tell her bye, the directors like ok lets go out, i ask about the worker, she assures me she'll be right in, and against my better judgement i walk out with her. My child was thers b4 lunch, the lady who preps the meals was aware of her arrival, and said she was making her plate. I let her stay there about 4 and 1/2 hours, when i went to pick her up it was 4:00 the director was leaving, and said she did great, when i got to her room, I saw who i thought was the worker 4 the 2 yr old room, standing in the front, kids sitting like they were earlier and a few walking around. I said "hi, i didn't get to meet u earlier" she looked at me like i was crazy, i said, I'm xxxxxxx's mom." another little girl heard me say that and opened a door to another room and said xxxxxx ur moms here. come on. the worker said oh,i just met her 2day, i said its her 1st day she goes oh, i usually just work with the school age kids, and goes on to tell me they r short handed 2 girls r out sick, and then she says, DID U PICK HER UP ALREADY? i said no i think she may be in that other room. the worker says oh, walks 2 the door,opens it & says what r y'all doin' in here, my child and 2 others walk in. my daughter is over joyed 2 see me, i just get her & go on to our car thinking she didnt even know kids were missing! as i buckle my child into her carseat i notice a bandaid on her knee,this was our back n forth conversation: "oh, what happened - i got a bobo- did u fall?-yes the lady said see thats why u dont go outside-o, u fell outside-yes, the lady said thats why u dont go outside anymore- did all the kids go outside?-no-did the lady go outside with u- no- u went outside by urself?-yes, and the ladysaid see thats why u dont go outside anymore. Now im thinking did my child get outside by herself? i had shopping 2 do, so when we got to the store i asked what did u eat 4 lunch?-that other 1 boy, didn't want me in my own chair so i didnt eat lunch.- what did u eat at day care?- cheese n crackers- u had cheese n crackers 4 a snack, what else did u eat at daycare? all i had was cheese n crackers. needless 2 say my child will not ever have a full day r another second at that daycare. DOES ANYONE KNOW WHO I CAN REPORT THESE PEOPLE 2?
sunshine

Russellville, KY

#10 Jan 5, 2010
Here is another bad one creative learning in mobile...I actually worked here for a very short period and had my kids there but they were in a diffrent room.. I know for a fact if your child is talking or doing something wrong while they are eating there lunch it is takin away from them. also the woman who is over it has her perverted husband workin for her and he hits on the workers. Mrs. Linda was seen spraying a kid in the face with a water gun because he wouldn't be quit. Me and 4 other girls quit all in a two week period. She will also snatch them up by the arms if they are in trouble for something.
Paola

Glendale, AZ

#11 May 13, 2010
I had my 2 little girls in a home daycare, ages 8 and 5. My 8 year old got a little lucky cause she had to go to school my little one didn't. My daycare provider kept her in a room all day with the other kids while she play on the computer and tech people all day. My daugther told me she spank her and didn't give her snacks. I quit my job and realize that my children are more imporant and what we have we make do with and most of all we have each other. I don't trust anyone with my girls anymore and if I have to work I will work around my husbands schedule so that know one but family is taking care of them. Money can never be a issue when it comes to my children safety. We should all figure out whats more imporant and to me my children. As long as you pay attention to them and give them love that is all they really need.
Skabbie

Kendallville, IN

#12 May 17, 2010
If you can't afford to stay home and raise your own children DON'T HAVE CHILDREN !!!! It's insane to think that a complete stranger will provide good care to someone else's child. They're in business to MAKE MONEY !! Can't you parents realize that ?
sae

Burr Hill, VA

#13 Jul 30, 2011
I can tell you a horror story about a daycae I JUST took my kids out of 2 weeks ago, and now the owner has the BALLS to say i have to pay her or I'm going to court! Over $145, at that! I took my kids t a daycare here in my area, she was the cheapest one in town (exactly where she reals you in!) I couldn't afford much! I couldn't get her to give me much info, she has a shotty schedule for daily events she has up "just for show" shoves 10-15 children into a regular 7 passenger mini van, no buckles, or carseats!!! Informed me (and had I had somewhere else to take my kids in short notice, I would have, and should have, hit the ground running) that... and I quote: "If a kid backtalks me, I just pop them in the mouth" and showed me her, very rough, example of how she did it! I cringed! She swears, smokes and drinks in front of the kids, is open 24/7, how that is legal, I have no idea (if it even is, she isn't legal) she is registered as a 6 or less, small family daycare, but brings in as many children as she can litterally SQWEEZE into her VERY TINY daycare space! The reason she cheats the system like this, is because if she opens a daycare for more than 6 children, she is required to get clearences, heaven forbid she make parents feel comfortable by having clearences! Thelast Friday my kids were there, my daughter came home in tears, and asked if they had to go back there again, at the time, I said yes, I had nobody else, then my friend saved my life, by offering to babysit, AMEN for her, and when I asked my daughter why, she informed me the daycare owner smacked her hard in the face! I was LIVID! So now the B**** wants her money and is threatening to sue me, HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! as if she has the nerve! To her, when a kid comes in, she sees little money signs walking in, they aren't kids, they are walking, talking money signs, and she needs to be STOPPED!!!!!!! I olan to urn her in Monday first thing!
snaggletoofray

United States

#14 Jul 30, 2011
take the little basterds to the local cathlic church...never mind, bad idea!!!!
Jubileekids Director

Blackwood, NJ

#15 Sep 22, 2011
Quality Child care is becoming a thing of the pass. I live in Philly and I amthe owner/director of a early learning center. I can tell you from exprience this is hard hard and any one who starts in this profession should be in it not just for the money but because they truly care about children and want to make a difference in their young lives. Some of these stories are horror stories and i can't believe that these people were allowed by your state to operae a day care. If you lived in philly I would tell you to come tour my facility. We celebrate children. I wish you all the best.
ricky

Caldwell, ID

#17 Jun 6, 2012
Skabbie wrote:
If you can't afford to stay home and raise your own children DON'T HAVE CHILDREN !!!! It's insane to think that a complete stranger will provide good care to someone else's child. They're in business to MAKE MONEY !! Can't you parents realize that ?
... This person is a DUMB ASS
preschoolrocksmo bile

Dothan, AL

#18 Jul 24, 2012
You just have to know what to look for in a daycare center. Interview the teachers. Ask them what kind of experience and education they have in early childhood education and in child development. Pop in and check on your child. Talk to the director and ask questions. You can find good daycare in Mobile, Alabama. You can ask the folks at DHR to recommend a daycare for your child.
preschoolrocksmo bile

Dothan, AL

#19 Jul 24, 2012
PS
If the daycare worker does not have his/her CDA and isn't interested in earning her CDA (Child Devlopment Associate credential) then find another daycare that wants their staffers to have a CDA. The daycare workers should have her CDA or the next step up which is an AA two year degree in Early Childhood Education Technology. It's just one year's worth of classes they have to take in early childhood education studies and the classes are pretty easy. A CDA can be completed online or at night. It's not hard to earn a CDA. The teachers learn alot when they take CDA classes.

Since: Sep 12

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#20 Dec 13, 2012
It's not always that all the daycare center are bad and don't care about children. There are few childcare center which know their duty and give 100% in providing the best care and education to the children. Before selecting any daycare center, please work on to get all the related information to that center. And when you believe that this daycare center is good for your children then only send your children to that center.
Carol

Swainsboro, GA

#21 Aug 5, 2013
Stay clear of Stacy Clark's Home Away From Home daycare in Twin City, GA to y'all. My child got bit, bruised and was always sick when at Stacy's. She could never explain what had happened to my baby girl. When I make surprise visits she'd be outside on cellphone with door open, smoking. Or inside on laptop and cellphone. The place always smelled musty like smoke and she half cleaned it. She to busy trying to run after a man, like my bf uncle! Yea, she got a reputation of putting out, so I'd watch how she kisses and touches your baby too!

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