Today, Monday 10/24/2016, Fran Kelley, an employee of Almost Home, day care center in Ridgefield, CT very rudely told my kids, 3 year old son and 1.5 year old daughter, that they can not see the farm animals that were fenced up and stationed outside in the field for kids to see. I can tell my little kids' excitements were crushed immediately by this cold lady. They began crying, it was very heart breaking to see my kids being told to go away while other kids who are at my kids' ages were able to freely see the animals in that open field. I am very surprised that Ms. Kelley who has been working at Almost Home day care for many many years, can slam the door at young kids' faces just like that cold heartedly, on these little innocent kids. If Ms. Kelley can freely treat kids with any preferences she desires, it tells a lot about this day care. I wonder if our asian look has something to do with her cold treatment towards my kids? I don't know. All I know is that she hurt my kids' feelings and if she can hurt my kids' feelings she is certainly capable of hurting other kids' feelings too. I strongly do not recommend this day care if other teachers and caregivers in this day care mistreat children like Ms. Kelley did.
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