First I would like to state that my children have been coming since the inception of An providing care. She has always been wonderful to my chikdren. They absolutely love to go to her home. They don't want to leave when I pick them. My children have never learned anything but good from being there. As far as Ann goes, she is very loving towards all the children and they all love her. She is very understanding and compassionate towards each child. As far as working with parents she always willing to help out and be flexible to our changing needs. I would not bring my children anywhere else. Having my children with Ann is like having them watched by family. Ann is family to each of her children and parents! I really find it unnecessary to even address these two wonen who obviously have issues.
I would like to start out by saying that I am complete disheartened by the comments posted on this provider’s information page. These comments from both people are completely untrue and posted out of anger and spite. My son has been at this daycare since he was 6 weeks old. We located this provider through a website similar to this one. There was nothing but glowing reviews. My son is now about to turn 4 years old and I am nothing but grateful for all that Ann has done for our family. She has treated my son as her own. My son adores her and her whole family. My son thrives off of the time spent at daycare. He has a great time playing with all the other kids and learning his colors, numbers, and even his alphabet. Never once has my son displayed bad language or bad behavior stemming from the child or the environment. There is always someone there watching the kids. She is only one person, but is lucky enough to have help with all the kids. Her husband is there to take over if needed and her 16year granddaughter is certified as a helper. She has been helping with my son from the beginning and treats him with so much kindness. My son will not leave until he is able to tell her goodbye. Ann does teach a class at church one night a week. She is gone for maybe a total of 2 hours. She has gained my permission and any permission from any other parent to leave their child with her husband and granddaughter. With my consistently changing schedule, I have been witness to activities first thing in the morning, middle afternoon, and even late evening. In these almost 4 years, I have never seen the kids left unattended or unsupervised, indoors or out. There is always someone around. She has fed my son breakfast, lunch and dinner. The kids even receive a snack twice a day. I have witnessed kids asking to take snack home with them. These meals and snacks come at her expense. Never once is there a kid left out. My son hates vegetables and fruits, but she makes sure she eats those before anything else. My son never experiences any diaper rash from unchanged diapers. During the potty training stages, most of the time he had different outfits on several times throughout the day due to accidents. We would have never gotten through potty training without Ann’s help. She was instrumental in helping with that process. I can assure you that none of her grandchildren volunteer or are expected in any way to change diapers. As far as the review posted by Michelle, this is completely untrue. She claims there was $500 taken from her. This is untrue. The $500 came from her ex-husband and was taken to hold a spot for her child to return. This is standard practice in daycare facilities if you wish to have a spot available once your child is able to return. There is a domestic issue going on between her and her husband and because of this issue, she wanted the money, which was paid by her husband, returned to her. She did not even want her husband to know the money was being returned. I have witnessed threatening text message and even the police involvement in Ann having to stop Michelle from harassing her. Only after the police became involved, investigating the extortion, did this review appear on this website. As a single mother, looking for work, you would like she would be respectful of someone’s business and not use her personal issues to seek revenge. Both of the reviews are untrue and I would and have recommended this licensed provider to anyone with any children of any age.
I am a licensed daycare provider since May 2010. I have many parents that have been with me since the beginning. The State has been to my home and found claim to be unfounded. Regarding Michelle, Lake In The Hills police have asked Michelle to cease contact with me after reading my text messages in Michelle's own words to disparage my business. It's unfortunate with today's technology that people can go onsite with fabricated lies.
I had my two children there for about three-four months and they learned very bad language, learned that play was not allowed, and fattening foods was the way to eat. In the end, Ann took 500.00 of ours and refuses to return it. She said it was to hold our spot. I am single parent. Who does that? There were many things that I did not like. I walked in one morning and she wasn't there and her husband was sleeping. I tried to wake him up but he wouldn't. There were five little kids there with nobody watching them. I had to wait until someone got there. Another time, there were kids outside, a baby in a stroller and toddlers, with nobody watching them. I waited five minutes before she came out. They were outside the garage which is near the main street. One time I was inside and her grand-daughter threw something at me. This is the girl that will watch your kids while Ann is away teaching a class at a local church one night a week. I would never ever have a girl like that watch your child. I pulled my kids after bringing these things up with her and things not improving. Stay far away. Please.
I took my son there one week only to find that she has her grandchildren (aged 6 - 8) change diapers and take care of the children. By the 5th day of him being there I changed brands of diapers my son was wearing and did not give her the new brand as she had some left of the old brand. I went to pick my then 2 - 3 year old son up from the babysitter to find that he was wearing the exact same diaper he had been wearing 10.5 hours prior. This provider is disgusting and had I called the cops when I saw that his diaper wasn't changed she would have been closed down. I also noticed extreme hunger and thirst from my child when I would get him home from her leading me to believe she didn't feed him either. Also while there I witnessed a 6 month old baby sitting in a swing screaming with no one around with her obviously propped bottle next to her.