Abuse in daycares

@Swtrose (3399)
Canada
May 28, 2007 4:55pm CST
I was just reading an article regarding children in licensed centres who endure filthy conditions, bad food and physical and emotional harm. The article said that Daycares with a pattern of problems are allowed to operate for months or even years on provisional licenses. It is so sad that Parents who trust their children with a licensed daycare have no way of finding out if their have been issues reported. The article said that there were several hundred problem at the 4,400 daycares in Ontario. 3,075 cases were reported in Toronto and 2,739 outside of Toronto. This is alarming. You can read the article here. http://www.thestar.com/News/article/218357 What are your thoughts?
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@tina12679 (1126)
• United States
29 May 07
I dont put my children in daycare, i like to know the people that take care of my chilren so i know that they are being taken care of. I am happy now that i do not put them in. You would think that they would be alot safer but they arent. I saw on the tv not long ago that there were two 2 year olds that had wondered out of a daycare and across a road to a sheetz. how is that possible? I am not sure of the location of it or the name but i just cant even begin to think that they could misplace 2 children like that.
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• United States
29 May 07
It is not surprise that people mistreat kids that are not their own. This is human nature in action. Don't send kids to daycare centers.
@loved1 (5336)
• United States
29 May 07
That is just simply horrible to even think about. I run a registered home daycare and try very hard to make it a safe, fun, educational environment for the children who come here. I have met some other providers though, who were simply in the business for the money and did not have the children's best interest in mind. There are plenty of other ways to make money. I think unless you genuinely love to spend time with children, you should find another career. I would never take my children to a daycare that did not have an open door policy. A parent should be able to pop in and check on their child at any time.
@mememama (3077)
• United States
28 May 07
That is so depressing! I don't know the statistics in the states, but there obviously needs to be some reform there (we also have horror stories in the media). Not to sound all corny, but these children in these run down daycare are our future and they deserve more respect than that.
@nonew3 (1941)
• United States
28 May 07
Wow! That is HORRIBLE! The poor kids! It makes it really hard to entrust one's child to daycare. I am so glad that I have no kids right now, in this day and age. I honestly don't know WHAT I'd do!