I don't think they are watched closely enough.. I moved my son after 2 serious bites, several scratches and one other serious problem. One of the bites was on his arm. They didn't notice and didn't report this to me at all. The other bite was on his FACE, which took over two weeks to disappear completely. They did report this, however they didn't call early in the afternoon when it happened, so his dad just walked in to this shocking bite on his face when he picked him up. The most life-threatening incident involved a sticker about that size of the first two sections of my index finger found in his mouth and partially down his throat when I got him home that had one of the other children's names on it. He loved Carmen and she really was wonderful. I'm not sure where the fault in their system is.. but, in my opinion, there is definitely something that needs to be addressed. Other employees expressed serious concern and made me feel like they were going to do something about the problem, however, when I addressed these things with the director her response was ""Well he's a child"" and ""because he's the smallest, that makes him the target."" I don't think that that is an acceptable reason for him to come home several times a week with scratches and bite marks from other children as well as foreign objects stuck partially down his throat. I believe if they were being properly supervised, this wouldn't be occurring. I haven't had any of these issues since he's been moved.\r
My new daycare sends kids home if they bite, but Small World wouldn't because the biter was a child of one of the employees.. send the child home, loose the employee for the day. So instead my son was being bullied and injured by the employee's son.