I had to explain why the children laughing at a country's traditional & formal attire, in which all the classes represent countries that were united & fought side by side in world war of vanity. Ecclesiastes 1:2"Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity."
I’ll start by saying that if your child speaks or moves at all, do not enroll them at this daycare. They are expected to be statues or they will be screamed at or constantly in time out. My 2 year old was just too much to handle. He liked to run, jump and play. That was not acceptable. He was written up almost every day. The final reason I was given that he was being thrown out was “he just hasn’t been listening today.” Again, a 2 year old boy. Can you imagine that? One day the director was completely aggravated because my child kept taking his shoes off (while inside). Isn’t that a terrible offense? There are also the fake sicknesses just to get your child out of daycare for the day. I was called for a “rash” that when I took him to the doctor to check out, the doctor basically laughed. It was ONE small red spot on the face of a fair complexion child. Needless to say, he was not contagious. These directors want easy money, meaning they want people who pay but your kid is not allowed to be a kid. The directors are always unhappy. This is not a healthy atmosphere for children. There are a few good teachers there, and it is beyond me how they can watch this day in and day out. I believe children need to be disciplined, but this is even beyond my limits. It’s either be perfect or GO! Read your contract if are considering it. It clearly states that there is no running, jumping, etc. What a fun place for small kids! They open at 6:30 am, but that’s it…they are OPEN. The kids that get there that early have to sit along the wall and watch the director and her subordinate friend drink coffee until more teachers show up and get breakfast going. Again, doesn’t that sound fun for small children…sitting along a wall watching grown-ups drink coffee and converse with each other? Sign me up!Also, the directors’ word is final, and they attempt to be bullies. They did not bully me which definitely contributed to them throwing my child out of the daycare. I always worked with him on bad behavior and even took away privileges, but that was really all I could do with a 2 year old. That was not enough for them. They thought I should do more, and it angered them that I would not do something else…not sure what else.The owner died about a year ago, and I was told by one of the directors that this daycare (all locations) were now owned by the deceased owner’s very young (around 20 years old) son. I’m sure he has plenty of child development experience, right? Probably a nice kid, but I would not consider him qualified to run child care centers just yet. Read the reviews people. Do you see a pattern? I do now. I have so much guilt for leaving my child with these people in such a toxic environment. He cried and had to be pulled off of me every day when dropping him off. He’s recently shown some disturbing signs at home of being a disappointment, or being, as he says, “a bad boy” (wonder where that came from). I’ll spend some time with him before re-enrolling him in a daycare. One thing is for certain…I WILL do more research and take more time to pick the next one. I did not take a lot of the really old reviews about this daycare seriously, but I should have. There are more recent ones now. Do your research. Don’t put too much stock in those happy looking pictures on FB. That’s very temporary and as soon as that picture is taken, all of those sugared up kids get in trouble for having a bit of energy. In the end, I was able to get this daycare to allow me out of my contract one month early, but to finish out the current month since I had already paid for the month and needed time to find another daycare. I had no intention of renewing another one year contract in August, and I told the director this. The director agreed, then wrote him up and threw him out a few days later. Needless to say they kept my money.
My child attended this school for 2 years. He was doing great in the program until Leslie started working there. Every other day I would be getting calls from her with incident reports. I felt like my child was singled out. They do not teach the children there. They have them do paperwork all day. They are not patient with children. The classroom sizes are small. When I asked them to provide healthier snacks, they gave out cheese balls. It is ran by a bunch of women whose kids go there so if your child doesn't get along with one of them it won't work out.
I witnessed one of the daycare workers reach over the half door on the infant room to pick up my child by her hands with force My daughter dangled by her arms until being handed over to another daycare worker then handed to me. There is no need for my child or any child to be picked up in this demeaner. To me it looked like the daycare worker(s) were agitated by my daughter. After this incident I brought my daughter to the emergency room where they confirmed she had nursemaid elbow which means dislocation at her elbow joint. I have handled this matter appropriately through the law in this parish. I have called the abuse hotline because this is the second time the same girl has done something to this nature but not to this extreme. The first time she grabbed My daughter by her upper arms where my daughters hands where held to her side and picked up. Parents listen to me!!! Think twice before you stick your child in this facility. Do your research and read reviews.
My kids were here for a year and they were safe and taken care of however the owner will not speak with you if you have any type of problem. Also beware that parent information form you are filling out is actually a year contract. If you attempt to remove your kids they will come after you demanding that you pay the entire year. Even though I gave a two months notice they tried to force me to pay another 3 months to "complete the contract". I was told "this has nothing to do with the child but to do with the contract and the money you owe us." Even though I did not realize I had signed a contract. Last I checked these are my kids. Despite the owner, Ms. Misty, standing next to the supervisor who was on the phone with me she still refused to let the phone be passed to me to speak with me. I was never disrespectful I was crying on the phone but never rude or loud. They then told me I could remove her at the end of the following week or pay the entire contract. I had to take her out. It was very scary for me to know that the owner of the child care center cared nothing for my child or had any interest in speaking to the parents of the children. I was told repeatedly "Ms. Misty DOES NOT speak to parents." Therefore Ms. Misty does not deserve any of my money or to look at my sweet babies.
My daughter has attended Color Wheel for over a year now. They have been very accommodating with our religious beliefs. The staff is very polite and caring. I have never had a problem with any one there. These parents leaving bad reviews probably have bad kids. I've seen parents chewing out the staff over the kids behavioral issues. Staff cannot help it if a child is sick, they are simply doing their job. If you want to make the most informed decision, go visit and take a tour for yourself.
I would not recommend this daycare. The management staff is EXTREMLY rude. They are disrespectful and ugly. They do not feed the kids well. I had three kids attending there, they hated it. The staff told them to shut up, and was always ugly. Management was a nightmare to deal with and are NOT professional at all. I would not recommend this facility to my worse enemy. I have NEVER in my life experienced such poor character and disrespectfulness from a daycare facility.