I have had two children within this daycare for an extended time. We have had some good teachers over this time, unfortunately the constant turnover of some staff has become unstable along with other children and families. The environment among the family ownership and other staff is estranged. Lack of communication and unprofessional. Favoritism toward Owner and Son which I have witnessed treat teachers with absolutely no respect and degrading behavior. For these reasons I decided to look elsewhere.\r
When I made my decision to leave, I talked to two other mothers who were also leaving. We decided to try to find a place we all liked, so our children could move together and make the transition easier on them. Please remember, these parents had already made the decision to change schools. We had been unhappy for some time and finally decided it was the right time to research other schools and find the right place(s) for our children.\r
The day before our last day, I asked the director about bringing treats for the kids as a ""goodbye"" from my oldest daughter. Her response was to initiate a confrontation in front of the children (I was holding my baby in my arms!). She accused me of calling other parents (still not sure what I supposedly said to them) and sabotaging the school. She would not listen to a word I said and continued to pile ridiculous accusation on top of accusations. I left offended and appalled I could not believe what had just happened. I felt like I had just been attacked by a grade school bully.\r
This place had been a part of our family for a few years. We gave 30 days notice, took our time to explain why we were leaving, remained open and honest, answered any questions they asked and did not say ONE bad word to anyone about the school. I didn't even tell any other parents that we were leaving. On our way to school, I prepared my oldest to say, ""Goodbye"" to her teacher and friends. She never got the chance. When we arrived, we were told we could not enter the school. The owners son said we were not allowed in. We couldn't even gather up the girl's belongings. The teachers had to pack up the girl's items while my husband, the girls and I waited outside. What a horrible, horrible way to be treated. What a terrible way to end a three-year relationship. What unprofessional and unreasonable people. I feel sorry for the teachers that have to deal with the owner and family on a daily basis. Some of the the teachers are wonderful people and my family and I are going to miss them very much.