I worked here for maybe 3 weeks a while back, and I brought my daughter with me although she stayed in a seperate classroom. I was appalled at the standards this school set for themselves. The director is anything but professional or loving. She gladly recounts stories of drinking all night then attending state day care licensing meetings with other long time employees, she uses foul language which is not always confined to offices with closed doors, and she consistently breaks state laws regulating daycares by allowing one or two teachers to care for 30+ kids of mixed ages. There is no way to ensure that the children are active or cared for because no one even cares in this center! My daughter was an infant and she was always filthy. The floor in the infant room was routinely neglected, and often the floor went unvacumed. I began taking home her sheets every day or every other day because they would be dirty or have food that was not cleaned off of my child before they had her lie down to sleep. All of my concerns were ignored and shrugged off. \r
Special needs children were ignored, lessons were non-existent, children were unhappy, and the center was unkept. Staff smoke outside right in front of the door, and I found beer bottle caps in the trashcan one morning - whether they were from a parent or a teacher I don't know but it was very unsettling. \r
Oh... and DHS called them before they came to ""inspect"" but they didn't even really look around. I was dismayed at this, but the only reason I could come up with for this and the fact that the center, at the time, had a 3 star rating, was that maybe they had paid them off or something??? But I do know that it is illegal for them to be notified before the DHS representatives come down there (not the Star rating people, but the DHS reps who check to make sure day care centers are at least doing the bare minimum and not breaking laws). \r
Please, look elsewhere.
Pros: there are other daycares out there
Cons: this one is unsafe, undisciplined, and just bad