My son started there about 2 months ago and goes maybe once or twice a week. Today "Vicki" called my wife and told her she needed to pick our son up because they couldn't handle him anymore due to "screaming his lungs out." Don't claim to be a professional child care facility if you can't take care or deal with a crying child. So my wife had to leave work to pick him up and he was there for 2 hours today (when he was supposed to be there for 7 hours.) they wouldn't refund us for the day because they had "fed and taken care of him," all around this situation was handled with poor professionalism, and proves how unable this place is to do the only thing it needs to do... CHILD CARE!
I was very disappointed. I thought this daycare would be great for my son because it is smaller than most. However, I got a call from Vicki saying "I hate to do this, but we can't take your son anymore. All he does is cry. He screams his lungs out" why was I not notified before that he was screaming his lungs out? He's been going there 1 to 2 times a week for the past few months. I get that some babies are rough to deal with and have a rough time trying to adjust, but to kick a hold out for crying? You're a daycare for god sakes. I'm very disappointed. To top it off I got there to pick him up after the phone call I received and he was in the same diaper I dropped him off in. It was so full his pants we damp. I know it was the same diaper because we gave the daycare huggies and at home we have just switched him to pampers. The diaper he was wearing matches the same exact one I put him in this morning, and now his bottom is irritated. I try to be as proactive as possible, we've never paid late, we even decided to start bringing him twice a week instead of once like the owner Vicki suggested. So not only do we always pay ahead of time, but we started paying for two days when we really only needed one. They seemed like nice people, but to not take a kid because he's crying? What kind of a professional daycare doesnt know how to deal with that? Kids cry all the time, I will agree some more than others, but if you're a childcare professional you should be well trained on how to deal/help with it. At the very least I should've been notified a long time ago. Saying he had a rough start but then got better is not the same thing as "screaming his lungs out"
My twins love it here. I was looking for a smaller daycare due to one of my girls' sensory issues and this daycare has been a perfect fit for all of us. Sandy knows what she is doing and I know I can trust her and her staff with my girls. This is the BEST daycare we have been to.
This is such an organized, structured daycare. Miss Vicki and staff are so awesome. My daughter loved it there. She would sometimes cry when it was time to go home. One day I went in at nap time, and saw each staff member rocking a child to sleep. i wish we still lived in Idaho falls, i wouldn't hesitate to keep my girls there forever. My daughter has a blankie, which gets dirty really fast, I swear that blankie would come home cleaner than when I dropped it off.... they are miracle workers at little dinos and super clean. On my last day of work, I cried in between dropping off my daughter and arriving to work. My thoughts were "oh man! I am taking away all of her friends and her second mom, and her structured life." It was extremely hard for me that last day. We miss and love miss Vicki and all her staff.
Hard working staff. I never worry about my child's safety.
Love, love this center. Wonderful program. The owner is very kind and a great teacher! My children have been attending for 8 years.
Best Daycare my son just love it there he always comes home happy!
Not impressed at all. One caregiver in particular named Holly wasn't helpful and very rude.
I love this daycare. My son has been going from age 18 months to 3 years. The staff are all very friendly and seem to love their job. It always smells fresh (unlike other daycares). They keep the kids active with activities and they have an indoor Gym!! Regarding previous review by pplusz. They must have improved the way they do their books because I received an accurate year end statement for 2013 tax year.Thanks and good job to Creations of a Child!
We love Little Dino's! I went and randomly popped into many daycare/preschools around Idaho Falls. I was most impressed with Vikki and her staff! My son has been there a year and loves it! He did great last year in the preschool program and was well prepared for Kindergarten this year. The staff is great and very caring! When a friend of mine moved her from Rupert I referred her to Vikki and she has been happy with her choice ever since! I highly recommend this daycare to anyone and everyone!