DAYCARE horror stories....please share

Jaeme - posted on 10/30/2009 ( 34 moms have responded )

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As you can tell by my default pic today my little girl (14 months old) has been roughed up. They didn't tell me anything other then "she bonked her nose on the kiddie table" (a plastic playstool smooth edge table). She has a sliced lip, sliced nose, and roadrash on her forehead. I dont know what emotion to feel today so I thought sharing with moms that have had similar stories might help. We spent the night in the ER filing reports and meeting with Child Services and the local police. Today is just a numb day. The director of the facility fired the teaching staff for the infant/toddler room while I was there yesterday. She is nothing but apologetic and is installing nanny cams in everyroom today. Which I'm thankful for but I still feel that it's a little too late. I know the wounds will heal but I feel like I failed my little girl. I know I shouldn't but its my job to protect her. They hurt my baby. My sweet little girl that keeps to herself, doesn't rough-house, doesn't do anything but sit and smile and read her books. As a mother of 3 girls I know there are going to be bumps, bruises, and tears...but this is just ridiculous and the fact that no one is telling me how this happened makes me question everything.

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Sonia - posted on 11/05/2009

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I had my first chld in a daycare centre, and like you there were things that could not be explained. I eneded up removing him from the centre and enrolling him in family daycare which is where he stayed until he was 12. Family daycare's are accredited facilities and I can assure you in the whole time he was there I never had one bad incident. I will be putting my 2 month old into family daycare 1 day a week when she is 6months.

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Kids get hurt. Toddler's fall and hurt themselves when you are standing right there - who knows how it happened and if it could have been prevented. I wouldn't automatically start accusing the daycare center of hurting your child. For all you know, your kid hit another kid and the other kid hit her back. I think the bigger concern is that she was injured and the center didn't contact you right away. That is worrysome. Hopefully, the problem has been solved by firing the head teacher in that room and the installation of cameras. At the daycare center I used before I stayed home (a TutorTime), there were cameras in each room and an incident report was immediately completed when a child was injured and the parent called if the injury caused bruising or broken skin.

Aubrey - posted on 10/30/2009

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Why eveN risk any daycare incidents!! Stay home with your kids. I know not always ideal. I'm an RN and have 3 kids 6,3,2, but worth it!! That's the best place for them;) that's my opinion anyway!

Sherri - posted on 10/31/2009

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i work in the daycare field and have two boys myself. I do hear horror stories about other daycares, and you see things horific in the news. You may be right she could have been hurt by a teacher.. but it could have been another child, pushing.. or even herself climbing on something and falling.. which the teacher should have been watching.. even though she sits in the presence of you doesnt mean shes not active as school watching the other children. I feel the same way when my son gets hurt at school, but hes very active and is always falling and scraping himself, however his teachers are very good about giving me details, and making sure he is taken care of. I have seen many children fall, push, climb, and get hurt. Someone one year fell off the play tower at school and broke her arm, but that was none of our faults.. actually i wasnt there then.. but heard about it. I have children run through the kitchen fall and hit their head on the floor or cupbouard.. I am not saying you are overreacting, but make sure you are persistnet in getting all the facts, before calling the police, unless this has gone on for some time now. Good luck, i understand your frustration.

Sherri - posted on 10/31/2009

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Quoting Aubrey:

Why eveN risk any daycare incidents!! Stay home with your kids. I know not always ideal. I'm an RN and have 3 kids 6,3,2, but worth it!! That's the best place for them;) that's my opinion anyway!


so are you saying even as an rn you stayed home with your kids? not everyone is lucky enough to stay home with them.. do not make people feel bad for their decisions.. I stayed home for a year with my first, then worked at a daycare where he could come with me. i am now at home with my baby maybe for a year, or longer, depending (im working on opening my own daycare) and my oldest goes to preschool.. there are bad people out there, and bad daycares, do research, ask around, i have not had a bad experience. 



 



LIke i said some people aren't as lucky to stay home, they shouldn't fear taking their kids to others. I hired a sitter on Wednesday so i can go out, and she sits with my youngest, which is usually his nap time, she is great!  worked as a nanny and had glowing references. CHeck out sittercity.com, thats where i found my sitter, they do background checks and everything for you. Good luck to all. 

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Mike - posted on 01/09/2013

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I really feel for ya our daughter somehow got headlice we weren't sure how so we gave her the head med and combed for more the 5 hours once the first day & again 2 days later. poor girl she's only 5 and she very sensitive anyway, calls all her classmates friends. I can't say too much I can the teachers at the YMCA daycare are great but the director told us mom with daughter that she didn't get it from daycare as she turned us away cuz of none harmful dead nit, even after being told by mom that she had never had lice, as well as 10yr son & up to now 5yr daughter, & husband once when he was like 7. so we just kept her home for like 4 more days we came back and we just found out the teacher from our sons room is a bully, who probably scarred him with what he told us, is drinking buddies best friends with director. the others teachers & our daughter said they made my poor daughter sit in a hallway for a time by her self till we could get her but that was after being attacked with a bunch of call from both girls using 3 #'s and now I know where some of these bully's get it from they didn't give out a notice to the parents about a lice issue so what did she say I don't have to tell every teacher and parents just the room she's in but she starts in a diff room and moves to another 1or2 other rooms throughout the day and finally after 8 days of making my daughter feel like she's gross the director finally told us that they can't take a kid even with dead eggs or a dr note I was livid when I got there my mommas girl turned into a daddy's girl then so I called a parent that don't like the way things are goin so and a ton of other stuff but our fav teacher gave maddy hug we ask if we call or bring the kids by cuz both kids love her and actually defiantly gave her a big hug and rubbed hair cuz she n
Knows what but the 3teacher maybe 4/one is a teacher that chose to have her kids at a diff daycare cuz she also is willing to fight with us plz telling me what law there breaking cuz our fav teacher was afraid to give out her # and was looking at the bully teacher cuz the boss is also lying and after we got my daughter I found out no teacher in the small place of 7 rooms was told, except the one our daughter is mainly in & our fav teach, cuz the boss said only has to tell her room parents but waited 8 days and to tell us and just told the staff about the policy I left note I hope I good parent gets it it's not mean it just say we are concerned.
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Jennifer - posted on 11/01/2009

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Sounds like you're doing all the right things. A mother's instinct is very strong, trust them.

Katie - posted on 10/30/2009

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as a mother we feel we need to protect our kids every secound of every day but thats not realistic you in no way failed as a mom the person who did this or let this happe due to them not watching your daughter is to blam, the good thing and i know its hard to say this, but kids are very resitant she will within a month totally forget about this which is a very good thing you dont want her to remember this and have it affect her for the rest of her life. the hardest things is going to be you getting over it and being able to trust leaving your daughter with anyone again.

I had a similar sittuation but it wasnt a daycare it was my husband toward my son and that was the worst feeling i have ever had so i know how you feel and it just makes you feel so many different emotions that you dont know your head from your butt you whole world has turned up side down. Like i said she wont remember any of this after a short while but i suggest you get into some counseling like i and my husband did it happend 5 months ago to me and yeah its still hard but my son doesnt remember a thing and acts like nothing has happend and im very glad for that, although myself i still will have it in my head, but i just keep reminding myself that theres nothing i could have done. So i wish you and your daughter the best of luck and prayers and love! I know its so hard but you will all get through this and hopefully the person who did this will pay for it!

Amy - posted on 10/30/2009

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My boy was only 6weeks old, he was breastfed and I had left expressed milk with my husbands co-workers wife. He was already well adjusted to going back and forth between breast and bottle. Well, the first day I picked him up (after a 9hr day) all the milk I had brought was never used, still in his diaper bag (spoiled) I had asked her what she fed him, and she said "oh, he wasn't hungry, he wouldn't take a bottle" mind you, the bags of expressed milk were never touched or opened, and she didn't have any formula. He had tear stains on his face and I was so furious! I took emergency leave and found a great center to take him, never had an incident, and they had it set up where you could log onto their website and watch your kid on the web cams they had in every corner of the room. I reported this girl to CPS, but they didn't do anyting.

Dawn-Marie - posted on 10/30/2009

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Hi, working n the healcare indistry I have learned this. If the child is in a pprofessional facility you should have been presented with a incident report in explanation of how this happened to your child what procedure and preventative measures were taken. You should have even have gotten a phone call. I imagine if you recieved neither than maybe you may consider finding a facility that will protect the child. First investigate the facility and take percautions by what means you need to do so....

Rachel - posted on 10/30/2009

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I do not have my child in daycare, but wanted to express my feelings. I hope that you can let go of the guilt. It is a tough job being a mom , and to have that mommy guilt on top of it. I am so sorry that happened to your little baby. I hope that she feels better soon!!!

It seems that you are doing everything you can for her, you are a good mommy. Like others have said, keep asking questions and write things down. Good luck to you!

take care

Evelyn - posted on 10/30/2009

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I was wondering if they called you first when this happened? It sounds like you are doing all the right things, children need to be protected. You need time to heal yourself it's so painful If you feel it's your fault she was hurt.

Cathralynn - posted on 10/30/2009

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I kinda wonder bout infants in daycare. My sil runs a daycare amd they just put em down for naps and let em cry and then they let them feed themselves, I have no prob with that, but alone while they watch the older kids. Their youngest ones are 8 and 10 mo but I know that's their policy with the new ones too. They don't believe in holding babies when they sleep and put newborns on feeding schedules. Is this normal? Simply cause their isn't enough staff? Glad my mil watches my bean.



I will say accidents happen, even when you are watching. My girl at 15mo was on a concrete driveway and didn't want to go back inside. She took off running and tripped, busting her lip on the pavement. It looked horrible and made me cry cause I was the one watching her, but healed quickly and I learned to always hold her hand when close to the street. But I can't believe no one knows exactly how it happened to ease your worries. Its good that the daycare fired the teacher and installed camaras, but you have to go with your gut on whether you feel comfortable leaving her there.

Tam - posted on 10/30/2009

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I trusted my own sister in law with my daughters while I was going to college until i woke up one morning and saw a bruise between her eyes on the bridge of her nose, and a goose egg.. I immediately called my sister in law who stated she had my daughter on the floor and her own son out of jealousy kicked my infant of 4 months in the head, she even had a goose egg and the bruise on bridge of her nose was green.. I quit letting her keep my kids unfortuneately she still does child care as a worker at a business. I dont even talk to her and i will never forgive her for not telling me right away.. I took my daughter to the dr and he said she would recover, but I will never feel the same about her or her son that did that,, who places an infant on the floor unsupervised with 4 year old vicious brats running around.. she even has a license now from the state, and her house is disgusting,, it makes me sick to this day, and I blame myself for trusting family.. after that noone kept them except my mom and my brother..and I only left them long enough to go to class and straight back..kids do get bruises from falling as toddlers but not as infants... it is pretty easy to tell the self inflicted bruises. it sounds like your daughter was shoved and hit with an object probably by a bully in the daycare.. My sister in law jeopardized my daughter twice, once by leaving her on the floor to be kicked and the second time by not telling me right away so i could get her prompt medical care.. To this day she does not see my kids and they are teenagers..as her kids are out of control and she is not a responsible parent..lucky for me my spouse and family agrees with me about her..feel bad for the church daycare she works for..anyone can get certified in childcare!!

Dani - posted on 10/30/2009

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I am a twos teacher and the worst injury I have ever had in my class was a little boy that was running, tripped over his feet, smacked his head straight on the edge of the wooden cabinets next to the changing table. He had a welp that immediately swelled up but didnt break open (looked like it was ready too). I immediately grabbed him and checked him out while calling down the hall to the office. The office immediately called mom and dad and let them know the situation. When mom and dad arrived I told them exactly what happened with details and gave them a copy of the accident report. If they cant tell you in detail what happened and they fired the teachers, I would find a new daycare. By them firing the teachers that just shows that the teachers were responsible for your childs injury. Now accidents happen all the time that we as daycare teachers, and as mommies, cannot prevent or see at every moment. We do our best to prepare for and avoid these situations. Children are exploring their world and get excited and do tend to get rough and hurt themselves.

Angela - posted on 10/30/2009

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Oh my Gush! I feel so sorry for your lil girl! Although I haven't had any bad experience with child care for my two kids. But as a Mom, I do feel your pain. I hope she feels better soon! take care

Heidi - posted on 10/30/2009

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It is for all the above reason I decided to have a change in life. I have licensed daycare in my home. I don't want anything to happen to my boys at all. I know kids will get bumps and bruises, and that is to be expected, but I have heard far to many horror stories over the years and I won't take a chance. I have had a licensed daycare for almost 9 years now, and other then a few scrapes and bruises nothing. No major injuries, and very little blood shed on the scrapes.

So for anyone that has had mjor issues with there child care I would definitely look into. And if they come home every single day with a new war wound I would certainly question what is going. Its better safe then sorry and these are our kids we are talking about. So to protect them at all costs is your right.

Caroline - posted on 10/30/2009

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One week after a 12 year old went missing and then found her killed in the same area my Sister, Kim went to her daycare after work to pick up her 10 year old Daughter, Allie but She wasn't at day care. The worker said Allie was picked up after school by her Grandmother. So Kim call our mother. Our mother hadn't pick up Allie after school. Now Kim was starting to get scared. She then called the School and they had recorded Allie standing and waiting out side for one hour then coming in side to use the phone and that was the last anyone had seen her. Kim in a sheer panic mode started screaming at the day care work. The daycare then admitted they had forgot to write Allies name down for the day so they didn't go to the school to pick Allie up. They lie about grandma picking Allie up to cover there up there mistake. At the same time our mother aka Grandma was on the phone calling ever friend Allie had and found out Allie had walked to a friends house and was safe. Allie never went to day care ever again.

Jessica - posted on 10/30/2009

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i worked at a daycare center for quite some time in the toddler room, age 18 months to 28 months. and i can honestly say that is why i will not let my 2 children go to daycare!!! myself i loved working with all the kids, they were always so much fun. the reason why i left is because the woman i was working with in my room just didn't care for the children as much as i did. and one day she was changing a child, on the changing table, some how he "fell" and broke his arm. i just don't see how a child can brake his arm from such a short fall, and if he did really fall she should have been able to catch him if she was following proper rules. at the center i worked at anytime a child was hurt we had to fill out an incident report. that stated the childs name, birthday, the date it happened, the time it happened, where, if it involved another child (but we legally couldn't give the other childs name) or teacher, who was responsible for the child at the time, and a written statement of what happened. we had to sign it and so did the director of the center, when the child was picked up the parents then also had to sign it. but for some reason the director actually lied about what had happened to the child that had his arm broken.

i am so sorry for what your child has through and for what you have gone through. i would not send my child back to that place again. find somewhere else. but first do a bunch of walk throughs. and if you see a parent in there ask them how they feel about the center and the care their child gets everyday.

Hope - posted on 10/30/2009

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My son was only in daycare for about eight months and he was bitten three times. once on the eyebrow and once on the cheek and once on the finger by the same child. I wasn't not called or anything. I came to pick up my son and here he was with this big bite mark on his face I was not happy but I let it go. Then of course he fell off a chair and he was sick all the time Then a little while later I found out I was pregant again and I was more then happy to pull him out of there and be a stay at home mom.

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Daycare horror stories i have a great one. i actually shut a daycare down!! let me start with some back ground info. my regular babysitter was getting sugery so i had to put my child into daycare for about 6 weeks. well i started by calling all the right agencies and checking up on them. I found one that had all good recommendations so i went a took a visit. well when i was there they were very attentive to the kids and i toured the whole facility inside and out. Honestly i liked what i saw so i enrolled my daughter who was 14 months at the time. I explained to them that she is way advanced for her age and that they had to keep an extra eye on her because she likes to be sneaky. well they must have dismissed me as just another paraniod mother, because she had only been there two weeks when on a saturday she escaped!!! apparently there were only three children there that day my daughter, a 4 year old and an 8 year old. the four and eight year old are brother and sister. well they left my daughter outside with the other two in a fenced in area with no adult supervision. well naturally the brother and sister where playing together and my daughter must have gotten bored and opened the gate (Had a lock when i was checking them out). well she wonder all the way from behind the building, through the parking lot and in to the street. this street is posted 45mph however this was at the bottom of a steep hill and everyone does about 60mph!! thank god there was a gentlemen staying at the motel across the street. he saw her walking for the road and ran for her. he grabbed her off the yellow line just before an suv came!!! then he proceeded to look around to see where she could have come from. he went into the daycare holding her and asked if they were missing any one. they replied NO!!! then they looked again and replied yeah shes one of ours just put her right there!!! well he refused to leave her in there custody so he called the police. Thank god he called the police because i didnt get a phone call from the daycare the police called me two hours later to tell me my daughter had been involved in an inncident at the daycare!!! when i got there i was in tears because she could have been kidnapped or killed if not for this wonderful man. i asked the daycare lady why they didnt call as soon as this happened and she replied "she didnt know if she should"!!! i said no you didnt know if you were gonna get caught!! I strongly belive if this man had just returned her that i would have never known what happened!! I got on the phone with every news agency there is out here and got them a great story. I was not letting this get "swept under the rug". I found out later that this agency had been reported to children and youth several times for abuse however in the state of pennsylvania dpw oversees daycares not children and youth. so children and youth never passed along the reports to dpw. needless to say i have to go to court next month for this. and i can never trust another daycare to watch her i already made that mistake once, next time she and i might not be so lucky.



Your daughter was injured as a result of physicall contact you can tell that by her injuries. no table did this. you should file a abuse report with dpw. and look into why that lady was fired. it could give you the reason of how your daughter was injured. I would not put her back in this one because they ahve proved that one they dont pay attention to the kids and two that they lie to parents.

Brandy - posted on 10/30/2009

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My sister had an awfull experience with daycare.She took her daughter to the daycare and went to work,towards the end of the day her husband got off of work early and decided to pick the baby up.When he got their kira was in the closet all by her self crying.No one knows how long she was in their,but she had looked if she had been crying for a long time.It was heart breaking.That's why I refuse to bring my children to any daycare,I choose to work from home with my children by my side.If you are thinking about working from home I would be glad to share some information with you!! P.S Im truly sorry to hear about your daughter,I would be very very upset.I can't imagine how you feel right now.

Renee - posted on 10/30/2009

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I totally understand. Don't feel bad because you did the right thing. I am a mother of three (11yrs, 9yrs, 10 months) and I just recently put my 10 month old in daycare. It hasn't even been two months and he has had diarrhea everyday since he started. At first I thought it was part of the daycare cold that all children get when they first start being around other children, But the fever went away and so did the stuffy runny nose. I have checked and changed everything in his eating habits all the way down to changing him to soy formula thinking he is lactose intolerant like me. I have taken him to the E.R. to the point they told me that it must be something he is ingesting. That almost mad me go over the edge. I was so angry, "What is this lady feeding or doing to my baby?". I finally got a blood test done by his doctor because I seriously told him that I think someone is poisoning my child. He asked why and i told him the truth, My son only has diarrhea when he is at this facility. I have kept him home and I also have had other people watch him for me and he will come home fine. The doctor ran the test and found (I forgot the medical term for it) BLEACH in my son's blood. When I reported her facility to (what we have here in Florida) the Early Learning Center (they check on daycare facilities and home daycares to make sure they are up to code). They found out that she was putting bleach in the soap and water to "sanitize" his bottles. But you can't put bleach in plastic bottles because it seeps into the plastic and doesn't come out. You should only bleach glass bottles or dishes. You should boil in plan water for 5 minutes plastic bottles or dishes to sanitize them.. Thank God we found out in time because they said a few more months of him ingesting bleach he would have had serious digestive problems. His father cried so bad when we found out because he said I was taking things too far by telling the doctor that I thought he was being poisoned. The owner was so apologetic and changed the way she sanitized everything. She bought him new bottles and gave me six months free childcare.. I still don't feel comfortable leaving him there but he is fine now and all is well. Just stay on top of things and don't let ANYTHING go. The littlest things can kill our children, and you can NEVER be too over protected especially when our little blessings can't speak for themselves.. I hope your little angel heals fast with no scars. Keep your head up and eyes open.

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Hi Jaeme-
Well it does sound like the director is doing more to help out the situation which is a really good thing. I had my son in a home daycare envirmonment until he was 2 1/2 years old. I am a firm believer in a small hme setting until children are old enough to be with lots of kids and "stand their own". I realize that there are tons of great daycares out there but I found that withthe younger ones it was best if they were in a small group where there was way more 1 on 1 attention. As a matter of fact, my son is now in nursery school, there are tons of kids and he is doing fine there. he is 3 years and 3 months. When we went to go tour the school he wasn't even 2 yet. i remember leaving thinking to myself I can't leave my kid in an environment like this.....he is too young.

I guess just take a deep breath and relax. First off, if you probably wait just a little you will be able to make better decisions. I would consider maybe looking at an in home daycare setting if you can. You are correct in that there will be bumps and bruises and scratches anyplace that you take your child. Good luck and you did not fail her...as moms we have our entire lives to feel guilty don't we?

Barbara - posted on 10/30/2009

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Don't give up on finding out what happen to your daughter. Somebody got to pay for this. I'm a mother of five. Two girls and three boys. The three older children are adults now. When they where young we went through a trouble odeal. The worse feeling in the world is knowing that your child was hurt and you wasn't there to protect them. It's not your fault what happen, but be more careful about what Daycare you put her in next time. Do a background check.

Cindy - posted on 10/30/2009

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my son was 3 - he told me the daycare teacher sat on him to make him take his nap because he wouldn't go to sleep. Of course we thought that an adult in a daycare facility wouldn't do that but we asked to see the video from the room. Conveniently the camera was broken. One day my husband and I spent some time in the room at nap time, lying by my son to help him get to sleep and they forgot we were there. The teacher yelled at the kids, told them they were a bunch of babies and would have to go to the baby room if they didn't go to sleep, and held pillows and blankes over their heads. Needless to say we complained and immediately took our kid out but nothing was ever done by the DCFS because the had no real proof regardless of what we told them.

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First let me say that I've worked in the day care field for 15 years. I believed with all my heart and soul everything that "day care" stood for. Even with all the accidents (seen and unseen) and mishaps that couldn't be avoided (kids sliding off of chairs onto their faces or being pushed or shoved by another kid) day care was my life! That's why 6 years ago when I had my 1st child, I thought nothing of placing him in the same center in which I worked. Big problem! I had the opportunity to see day care through a parent's eyes.



As a teacher, usually when the staff tells you they didn't see what happened or they don't know what happened, they are not being honest. It doesn't mean they are participating in any wrong doing, they are protecting the day care from being sued as well as avoiding other parents and children from being attacked (yes, I have seen parents go after other parents and children). Sometimes teachers are not paying close enough attention to the children and sometimes they failed to protect your child from another more aggressive or energetic child. Either way, staff are encouraged to be vague and not give too many details to parents.



Once upon a time I believed that was a good rule. Lately however, I have seen a change in the professionalism of a lot of day cares. Degrees are no longer necessary in a lot of day cares, overcrowding is at an all time high, and policies and procedures regarding the health and safety of children are not uniform or consistent. A lot of situations can be avoided and are not.



As a result, I quit my job and opened a home day care. It's not a perfect situation but I know what happens to my kids (if they fall, what they eat, how long they slept, etc) and I can be honest and tell my clients what happens to their kids (although with the exception of a little girl breaking her arm when she fell off the slide, I very rarely have incidents or accidents).

Sara - posted on 10/30/2009

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I work for a highly respected at home day care, and I am one of the assistants. First and foremost, if the injury is this severe, a phone call should have been made to you at the time of the incident! More than likely either another child, or an adult would have caused those injuries! No it is not acceptible! We care for over 12 children and sadly 3 out of the 12 came from abusive daycares!!! One little boy had bruises up and down his body! Not to sound "high and mighty" but we live in a nice neighborhood, and it happens all too often! Yes you were right in questioning it!

Jaeme - posted on 10/30/2009

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Unfortunately she is only 14 months old and doesn't have the advantage of telling me what happened. My oldest daughter had to have staples in her head while she was at a different daycare and that looked nothing like this. And they immediately called to tell me what happened in that incident. I did not receive a call this time.

Darcie - posted on 10/30/2009

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omg dont you just wish you could be with you kids ALL the time when something like this happens? my son was being watched by a stay at home mom who had kids of her own. everything was going well as far as i knew till one night when i was giving my son a bath and i saw bite marks all over his back!!! they were so bad all i did was cry! i felt so bad for him. of course i confronted the mom the next morning. she said "oh yeah i ment to tell you" ment to tell me?!! the bite marks were so bad that they had bruises in the middle of each bite!! her son was only 2 mine was 3. hes 6 now and dont remember but i sure do!! i'm sorry to hear about this. i ended up pulling my son out of there and finding a new place.

Tammy - posted on 10/30/2009

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I run a daycare and I have a lot of rough players the worst injury I've had was a girl who constantly was standing on chairs and one day stood on the chair and rocked it like it was a rocking chair and tipped the chair over pinching her fingers. I have had kids fall hit their faces heads on floors chairs tables and have NEVER had a mark on them especially one that looked like your daughter. Do you realize the force behind that "bonk" I'd investigate with alot of questions asking any adults that were there exactly what happened and wouldn't leave till satisfied. Does your daughter vocalize what happened at all?

Sharon - posted on 10/30/2009

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Kids fall. Especially toddlers. My first child - I was terrified someone would think he had been abused with all the bruises he had on his legs and arms and occasionally on his head and there was that time he had to wear an eye patch after tripping and falling into a bush and scratching his cornea.... omg...



Its hard to tell by your little girls nose - looks scratched? Not bruised? How could a childs kiddie table scratch like that?



Our day care had all those molded rounded plastic kids furniture. Easy to hose off with Lysol and dry.



My oldest was bit and scratched by another child in day care. The child was expelled after the third incident - NOT involving my child.



At another daycare my second child had his finger broken when a child leapt into the sand box and landed on his buried hand.



Thats it. 15 years of kids and 3 years of daycare - those two incidents.

Becky - posted on 10/30/2009

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I know how you are feeling!!!! Trust me, I have had plenty of these "mishaps" at daycare. No one ever know what really happened nor did they see it. The best thing I can say, is start writing them down, keep up with them on a calendar for yourself. Be aware of what she says to you, like talking about the same little child all the time. That was my first clue as to who was causing the problem.

Kaylyn - posted on 10/30/2009

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well my son is 2 and he is very rough but he goes to his nannies house during the day while im at work with 2 other babies around his age. today he was playing outside next door at my grandmothers house and running with his toy truck. he decided to ram the tree and he flew. he hit his mouth on the steering wheel and his head on the tree. it discouraged me but she called me right away to let me know what had happened. i would question it a bit more if i were you especially if your child is not really rough.

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