The ones in red are considered serious violations.
Outdoor play fall surface:
Administration of medication:
I have seen their playgrounds and they look safe enough to me (woodchips galore, I'm not even sure what would have concrete under it), so I am less concerned about the first one.
The swimming definitely freaks me out - I make the girls sing loud in the bathtub if I even have to step out to get a towel from the closet. I'm not sure what the "not seeing the bottom" is all about, because as far as I know the pools are all relatively small inflatable pools. But I know that the staffing there is crazy and it doesn't surprise me that the kids weren't being actively supervised. But it's one thing to suspect that, and another thing to see it spelled out right there. If they aren't watching them during an inspection, I can only imagine what the non-inspection days are like.
And the medication thing also irks me. This year I found out that the sunscreen I sent in for the girls (Aveeno baby in spf 55, which is the only one that doesn't bother their eczema) was just going into a box of community sunscreen. When it was time to put it on, they would just grab any old bottle and slather all of the kids. I definitely went off on the teacher when I found that out, because NO. For all I knew, other moms were sending in spf 15 tanning oil. No wonder their eczema flared up. Plus every time the girls transition it's always way more confusing than it should be getting their meds (and other belongings) sent to the next room, and once I was even handed some other kid's diaper cream. I didn't even let MY OWN KIDS share diaper cream (cross contamination!) so that sketched me out. And last time Lucia had a rash I learned that they had put all medications in the front office and I was supposed to magically know that if I wanted to get it back in the room I had to resign the paperwork. So she had been going for months without any cream.
All of this combined with the pinching incident and other stuff I wrote about here plus the fact that the menu is super unhealthy, they didn't tell us when my friend's kid had hand foot and mouth (or about any other relevant information ever), they lost an entire box of diapers, and one of the teachers consistently doesn't do a thorough diaper change, I am just done. It's time.
So next fall when Adriana goes to her new school, I am going to put Lucia in the JCC. My nephew went there and they loved it, so I'm excited. Plus my friend from high school teaches there and I could request her, so it's a great excuse to reconnect. She has a little boy and another baby on the way, so I'd LOVE to see her more. It's actually going to be a touch cheaper than the place we are now, and the food is way healthier. We are required to get a membership to the JCC if we send our kids there, so we will belong to a gym again. Plus I am all about exposing the kids to different religions, so I'm excited about Lucia learning about Jewish traditions before she's off to Catholic school. It was pretty cute when my nephew would bust out in Hebrew at dinner time.
There is a down side but it affects my parents more than it affects me. Lucia will have a stricter schedule if we go there - none of the last minute switching days around. But I think with them just watching one kid that will be less of an issue next year. They will just have to schedule around it. I will also have to make sure it's okay if she goes full time when they go on vacation. But I *THINK* as long as we are giving them $$ it's fine.
The only thing left to decide is if I should pull the girls out even sooner and send them both to the summer program there. I think I want to. I really like Adriana's teacher right now, but at some point Lucia is going to transition to the teacher Adriana was really scared of and I'm not looking forward to that. Anything that cuts her time in that room down is probably a good decision.
So yeah. I'm glad my friend sent me the report - after over three years of going to the same daycare I had stopped looking. If you live in Ohio, this is where you go to find inspections. You can type your daycare into box #6, and then click on its name on the next screen. Under program details it says "Current Inspections: Click here". Then under "Inspection Report" you can either click "All" to read the whole thing or "O/C" to see where it is non-compliant (like the first picture in this post).
So, do you think I'm overreacting or would you do the same thing? Or would you have pulled out sooner? I'm always curious to see WWTID (What Would The Internets Do), even if it's after the decision has been made.