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2 year anniversary of sending this letter to the lying, harassing reviewer (former friend) and Citysearch, Citysearch does not reply.

September 16, 2008

Re:Defamatory statements against DAP Daycare

Dear Ms. xxxxxx:

This law firm represents DAP Daycare, LLC. It has come to our attention that you have made derogatory and potentially slanderous statements about DAP Daycare, including posting multiple negative ??reviews? of this business in online forums. We are also aware that you have filed multiple complaints against DAP Daycare with the North Carolina Division of Child Development and Child Protective Services, resulting in investigations in which all complaints were found to be completely unsubstantiated.

Please allow this letter to serve as notice of our demand that you immediately cease and desist from making any derogatory, slanderous or otherwise defamatory statements about DAP Daycare. We also demand that you cease and desist from filing baseless complaint with the Division of Child Development, Child Protective Services and any other such entities. Your slanderous comments and actions have negatively affected the enrollment of DAP Daycare. In addition, the unwarranted complaints filed against this daycare have wasted valuable time and interfered with the business of both the government entity who must investigate these baseless claims and DAP Daycare. You should also be aware that making false statements to a government entity carries potential civil and/or criminal penalties.

As such, we demand that you immediately cease such statements and actions. Should such conduct persist, DAP Daycare, LLC will not hesitate to take all legal and equitable actions necessary to protect its rights and pursue its remedies, including potential claims for slander and tortuous interference with contractual relations.

Sincerely,

Michael R. Ortiz
FOR THE FIRM

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★★★★★

2 year anniversary of sending this letter to the lying, harassing reviewer (former friend) and Citysearch, Citysearch does not reply.

September 16, 2008

Re:Defamatory statements against DAP Daycare

Dear Ms. xxxxxx:

This law firm represents DAP Daycare, LLC. It has come to our attention that you have made derogatory and potentially slanderous statements about DAP Daycare, including posting multiple negative ??reviews? of this business in online forums. We are also aware that you have filed multiple complaints against DAP Daycare with the North Carolina Division of Child Development and Child Protective Services, resulting in investigations in which all complaints were found to be completely unsubstantiated.

Please allow this letter to serve as notice of our demand that you immediately cease and desist from making any derogatory, slanderous or otherwise defamatory statements about DAP Daycare. We also demand that you cease and desist from filing baseless complaint with the Division of Child Development, Child Protective Services and any other such entities. Your slanderous comments and actions have negatively affected the enrollment of DAP Daycare. In addition, the unwarranted complaints filed against this daycare have wasted valuable time and interfered with the business of both the government entity who must investigate these baseless claims and DAP Daycare. You should also be aware that making false statements to a government entity carries potential civil and/or criminal penalties.

As such, we demand that you immediately cease such statements and actions. Should such conduct persist, DAP Daycare, LLC will not hesitate to take all legal and equitable actions necessary to protect its rights and pursue its remedies, including potential claims for slander and tortuous interference with contractual relations.

Sincerely,

Michael R. Ortiz
FOR THE FIRM

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My child is currently at this daycare. I love the care provider. She gives my child much one on one interaction and really cares about his individual developement. Everyday she gives me a report on how he did that day. She makes sure he plays, eats and gets in naps. When I drop my child off in the morning she is always feeding breakfast to one of the other children and you can tell that she really has a good time with each child. I have learned so much already from the care provider and my child has only been with her 6 weeks. He never cries when I leave him and he is always in a good mood when I pick him up. I would highly recommend this daycare to a friend. And, I call a bluff on all the nasty reviews I have read. All the reviews seem to be "hear say" and not straight from someone whos child has actually been at the facility.

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★★★★★

My child is currently at this daycare. I love the care provider. She gives my child much one on one interaction and really cares about his individual developement. Everyday she gives me a report on how he did that day. She makes sure he plays, eats and gets in naps. When I drop my child off in the morning she is always feeding breakfast to one of the other children and you can tell that she really has a good time with each child. I have learned so much already from the care provider and my child has only been with her 6 weeks. He never cries when I leave him and he is always in a good mood when I pick him up. I would highly recommend this daycare to a friend. And, I call a bluff on all the nasty reviews I have read. All the reviews seem to be "hear say" and not straight from someone whos child has actually been at the facility.

Pros: caring, one on one with child, knowledgable of babies

Cons: none at this time

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I too cannot believe the postings on this site. I too had my child at this daycare and couldn't have been more pleased. Because of a family situation, she was only able to stay for a month but this was one of the happiest times my child has been. I was so at ease with my daughter here I wish that she could have stayed! The daycare was ALWAYS neat and clean, one on one interaction was witnessed by myself between the provider and not only my child but all of the children there. My child was ALWAYS happy when I picked her up and even when I dropped her off in the morning! The stimulating and learning atmosphere was an absolute plus and I believe the nurturing my daughter was given while in this providers care helped her to be a better baby. I have nothing but positive things to say about my experinece at this facility. Never once did I see the place messy, did I witness any inappropriate behavior or anything short of professional quality childcare! I remain in contact with the provider to this day to provide her with updates on my child which tells me she was more than just a "babysitter" rather someone who truly connected with my child and cares passionately about the children she cares for and the service she provides for them. One could actually consider themselves lucky to be able to have their child at this facility in my opinion.

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★★★★★

I too cannot believe the postings on this site. I too had my child at this daycare and couldn't have been more pleased. Because of a family situation, she was only able to stay for a month but this was one of the happiest times my child has been. I was so at ease with my daughter here I wish that she could have stayed! The daycare was ALWAYS neat and clean, one on one interaction was witnessed by myself between the provider and not only my child but all of the children there. My child was ALWAYS happy when I picked her up and even when I dropped her off in the morning! The stimulating and learning atmosphere was an absolute plus and I believe the nurturing my daughter was given while in this providers care helped her to be a better baby. I have nothing but positive things to say about my experinece at this facility. Never once did I see the place messy, did I witness any inappropriate behavior or anything short of professional quality childcare! I remain in contact with the provider to this day to provide her with updates on my child which tells me she was more than just a "babysitter" rather someone who truly connected with my child and cares passionately about the children she cares for and the service she provides for them. One could actually consider themselves lucky to be able to have their child at this facility in my opinion.

Pros: Stimulating, learning environment. Well cared for children. Provider actually builds loving bond with children in her care.

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I cannot believe these other postings and can only contribute them to mean, spiteful people who have never visited DAP or are simply lying! I also think its fishy that none of the posts below are from someone who has had direct experience with a child at the actual facility, only friend or a friend, heard from someone, etc. WELL, TIME FOR THE TRUTH! In response to the last posting, yes DAP daycare is still open and I am happy to say that my daughter is there. The owner is one of the nicest, most knowledgable people I have encountered. When I first started calling daycares in my 11th week of pregnancy to find availabilities and screen potential candidates, she was the second place I talked to. Even though she did not have an opening at the time, she took the time to help me with questions for other candidates. I completely agree with her philosophy of only keeping children until they are 3 years of age. At that point, a classroom situation is the most appropriate to start preparing them for school. I have never been there when the location has been dirty or messy. In fact I would call her a bit of neat freak! Children are taught manners and sign language so I don't think you can call her simply a "babysitter". She provides her own diapers and makes her on baby food so that disaproves the below theory that she is in it just for the money. She truly cares about the children and does her best to provide a happy, safe environment full or play time, love, and rountines. I am completely at ease when I am at work knowing that my daughter is taken care of. Did I mention she loves it there!!!!

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★★★★★

I cannot believe these other postings and can only contribute them to mean, spiteful people who have never visited DAP or are simply lying! I also think its fishy that none of the posts below are from someone who has had direct experience with a child at the actual facility, only friend or a friend, heard from someone, etc. WELL, TIME FOR THE TRUTH! In response to the last posting, yes DAP daycare is still open and I am happy to say that my daughter is there. The owner is one of the nicest, most knowledgable people I have encountered. When I first started calling daycares in my 11th week of pregnancy to find availabilities and screen potential candidates, she was the second place I talked to. Even though she did not have an opening at the time, she took the time to help me with questions for other candidates. I completely agree with her philosophy of only keeping children until they are 3 years of age. At that point, a classroom situation is the most appropriate to start preparing them for school. I have never been there when the location has been dirty or messy. In fact I would call her a bit of neat freak! Children are taught manners and sign language so I don't think you can call her simply a "babysitter". She provides her own diapers and makes her on baby food so that disaproves the below theory that she is in it just for the money. She truly cares about the children and does her best to provide a happy, safe environment full or play time, love, and rountines. I am completely at ease when I am at work knowing that my daughter is taken care of. Did I mention she loves it there!!!!

Pros: Loving caregiver, very knowledgeable, makes own baby food & provides diapers

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I have read all the bad reviews and wondering if the day care is still opened? Does anyone have any idea? I know I heard talk about this place and nothing but negative things were said. I feel that if so many bad things went on in this womans home, then why (if so) is this woman still allowed to have precious children in her home? I think when reviews like these are written the only ting to do is to close the day care down so children are saved from these type of woman. I am so supried with the strickness of the state of NC that they still allow places like this to remain open. PLEASE for the SAKE of our children lets protect our children.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have read all the bad reviews and wondering if the day care is still opened? Does anyone have any idea? I know I heard talk about this place and nothing but negative things were said. I feel that if so many bad things went on in this womans home, then why (if so) is this woman still allowed to have precious children in her home? I think when reviews like these are written the only ting to do is to close the day care down so children are saved from these type of woman. I am so supried with the strickness of the state of NC that they still allow places like this to remain open. PLEASE for the SAKE of our children lets protect our children.

Pros: NONE AT ALL

Cons: I HOPE THIS DAY CARE IS NOT STILL UP AND RUNING

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If you love your child and want the best for them, then do not allow this day care to take care of your child. She is nasty, miss treats the children and just does things here way. I heard that she smokes while the children are napping and then if a child wakes she ignores them, and she allows her nasty dirty dog to run around in the day care and lick the kids food while they are eating.

There is not one good thing I heard about this place, and I have been hearing a lot. I have been a residnet for over 18 years and just heard bad things.

Stay away if you care.

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★☆☆☆☆

If you love your child and want the best for them, then do not allow this day care to take care of your child. She is nasty, miss treats the children and just does things here way. I heard that she smokes while the children are napping and then if a child wakes she ignores them, and she allows her nasty dirty dog to run around in the day care and lick the kids food while they are eating.

There is not one good thing I heard about this place, and I have been hearing a lot. I have been a residnet for over 18 years and just heard bad things.

Stay away if you care.

Pros: I see no pros at all in this day care

Cons: she smokes aroudn the childre, she has a dirty dog that licks the chilrens food as they eat, the day care is way too small, and she doesn't care about the kids, she just likes the money that is it.

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I hope all of you that are writing reviews are reporting this to child services so this is taken care of.

I will give her credit for trying to start and continue a day care, but really i heard she cares for children that are newborns until they are 2 years of age. I also heard she does this because she is short tempered and older children would tell on her if she yelled at them or did something she wasn't suppose to.

This day care is really a babysitting place is she only caes for babies. She has no interaction with the children. I am suprised she is still in buisness.

I know of a few people that had their children in her day care and took them out. I also know of one friend that paid for 2 week deposit then heard bad things and never went back to even get the money she gave tthem, she just didn't want to go back.

She is a bragger and acts like she has it all togethre but she really doesn't. The home is not all that, it is way too small to run a day care, and she is a bit messy.

I would say find someone you can trust ad is willing to listen to you as a parent.

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★★☆☆☆

I hope all of you that are writing reviews are reporting this to child services so this is taken care of.

I will give her credit for trying to start and continue a day care, but really i heard she cares for children that are newborns until they are 2 years of age. I also heard she does this because she is short tempered and older children would tell on her if she yelled at them or did something she wasn't suppose to.

This day care is really a babysitting place is she only caes for babies. She has no interaction with the children. I am suprised she is still in buisness.

I know of a few people that had their children in her day care and took them out. I also know of one friend that paid for 2 week deposit then heard bad things and never went back to even get the money she gave tthem, she just didn't want to go back.

She is a bragger and acts like she has it all togethre but she really doesn't. The home is not all that, it is way too small to run a day care, and she is a bit messy.

I would say find someone you can trust ad is willing to listen to you as a parent.

Pros: she thinks she is good

Cons: she is not al that. she is not attentive to the children or the parents.

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After reading your comment:

I was sitting here today just going through day cares and seen someon just wrote a comment on the Day care I was just thinking about.

It is true I heard the same things. A friend of mine had to take her daughter out becasue she suspected the care taker of marking her daughter. She had reported it but nothing was done.

Just a dvise to parents out there.

Be very careful who you allow to take care of your little ones. It is not a nice world out there and " just anyone" is not the best choice.

There a a few good places out there so they are out there.

Just make sure you check out the place. Make sure the person taking care of your child does not smoke and if thyey tell you they do not around the children, then you know they are not going to go the entire day with out smoking becuase you questioned them. You should know they will smoke eighter when the children are playing or sleeping, then when the care person comes back around your child the smell of the smoke will affect the childs lungs no matter whiat. Second hand smoke is dangerous for adults, can you imagine what it is doing to your child. You might not smell it but it is there.

Also with animals as I read. Animals are outside in the dirt, on the grass, and then playing around the floor where your child is playing. Do you want you child on the same floor a dog has been all over not knowing what he could have picked up under his fur. It is different if it is yours becuase you might take care of your animal different.

To sum it up!

The review I just read says it all. I heard the same things and it does not sound good.

People out there should post their reviews and not ignore doing it. If you ignore posting reviews and say how you feel about day cares like this one, then you are allowing day cares to get away with bad things.

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★★☆☆☆

After reading your comment:

I was sitting here today just going through day cares and seen someon just wrote a comment on the Day care I was just thinking about.

It is true I heard the same things. A friend of mine had to take her daughter out becasue she suspected the care taker of marking her daughter. She had reported it but nothing was done.

Just a dvise to parents out there.

Be very careful who you allow to take care of your little ones. It is not a nice world out there and " just anyone" is not the best choice.

There a a few good places out there so they are out there.

Just make sure you check out the place. Make sure the person taking care of your child does not smoke and if thyey tell you they do not around the children, then you know they are not going to go the entire day with out smoking becuase you questioned them. You should know they will smoke eighter when the children are playing or sleeping, then when the care person comes back around your child the smell of the smoke will affect the childs lungs no matter whiat. Second hand smoke is dangerous for adults, can you imagine what it is doing to your child. You might not smell it but it is there.

Also with animals as I read. Animals are outside in the dirt, on the grass, and then playing around the floor where your child is playing. Do you want you child on the same floor a dog has been all over not knowing what he could have picked up under his fur. It is different if it is yours becuase you might take care of your animal different.

To sum it up!

The review I just read says it all. I heard the same things and it does not sound good.

People out there should post their reviews and not ignore doing it. If you ignore posting reviews and say how you feel about day cares like this one, then you are allowing day cares to get away with bad things.

Cons: Space is way too small for little children to run around in, children need space and there is little of it.

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Too Much talk about how the day care room is way too small. the woman that cares for the children smells like smoke, she pays very little attention to the kids, has a dog that she lets run around and is not all that clean. She seems to have everything tidy when parents are there, but make a few supprise visits and see how things really are when you are not expected. Go different times of the day and you will see the children in the same spot on the floor or in the crib.

I heard one parent I work for tell me that she went in to the home a few times hearing the care woman (I am pretty sure her name is Donna) on the phone and talking about how the kids deserved to be yelled at and how she is in it only for the money, and she does what she wants and just yes's the parents to death. I friends then just walked out without Donna not even knowing she was ever there.

Just be careful with your choice.

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★★☆☆☆

Too Much talk about how the day care room is way too small. the woman that cares for the children smells like smoke, she pays very little attention to the kids, has a dog that she lets run around and is not all that clean. She seems to have everything tidy when parents are there, but make a few supprise visits and see how things really are when you are not expected. Go different times of the day and you will see the children in the same spot on the floor or in the crib.

I heard one parent I work for tell me that she went in to the home a few times hearing the care woman (I am pretty sure her name is Donna) on the phone and talking about how the kids deserved to be yelled at and how she is in it only for the money, and she does what she wants and just yes's the parents to death. I friends then just walked out without Donna not even knowing she was ever there.

Just be careful with your choice.

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I have been waiting for someone else out there to write a review so I could responed & add my comments. I Guess the kids are all back in school & we are all coming out doing what is right. It is funny that today was the day that we all decided to vent. This is my story: We had just moved into the area. I checked the computer there were no bad reviews & rated high. I decided to visit this day care.I found the home was not that kept up, ( if the home is not kept up how wil she keep up with my child)? the kitchen was a mess, laundry on the floor, & worse of all the day care floor was dirty with food all over it under the table, ok maybe it was going to be cleaned up but lunch was at 11:30 & this was 2:00pm. The floor should have been vacumed within that time I would think. I feel the room is way too small, there is furniture everywhere and NO WHERE for the children to vent and just play. I looked outside into the fenced in play area and it is smaller then my closet with a slide and big play house and toys that fill up the area & just a very small area to play (not even five feet of room). To top it off the play area has so much debri on the floor, leaves, pines needles & just not suitable for my child. The area where the children play should be kept clean, God forbid they put it in their mouth.
Yes she does smoke, I will say I did not see her smoking but I did smell it. And for the dog yes I did see the dog. The day care is not set up like a day care everything is all over the place, the children are confined to an extremly small messy area. I noticed while observing the day care t she had an attitude when I asked a questions it was like she didn't want to answer them, she looked at me "I am experienced I know what I am doing" whatever I had to say really didn't matter to her.She might have experience but not the right kind.
I decided to go with another day care.

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★★☆☆☆

I have been waiting for someone else out there to write a review so I could responed & add my comments. I Guess the kids are all back in school & we are all coming out doing what is right. It is funny that today was the day that we all decided to vent. This is my story: We had just moved into the area. I checked the computer there were no bad reviews & rated high. I decided to visit this day care.I found the home was not that kept up, ( if the home is not kept up how wil she keep up with my child)? the kitchen was a mess, laundry on the floor, & worse of all the day care floor was dirty with food all over it under the table, ok maybe it was going to be cleaned up but lunch was at 11:30 & this was 2:00pm. The floor should have been vacumed within that time I would think. I feel the room is way too small, there is furniture everywhere and NO WHERE for the children to vent and just play. I looked outside into the fenced in play area and it is smaller then my closet with a slide and big play house and toys that fill up the area & just a very small area to play (not even five feet of room). To top it off the play area has so much debri on the floor, leaves, pines needles & just not suitable for my child. The area where the children play should be kept clean, God forbid they put it in their mouth.
Yes she does smoke, I will say I did not see her smoking but I did smell it. And for the dog yes I did see the dog. The day care is not set up like a day care everything is all over the place, the children are confined to an extremly small messy area. I noticed while observing the day care t she had an attitude when I asked a questions it was like she didn't want to answer them, she looked at me "I am experienced I know what I am doing" whatever I had to say really didn't matter to her.She might have experience but not the right kind.
I decided to go with another day care.

Pros: She did feed them and change the diapers.

Cons: Her Way or no Way! She is in it for the Money! Home is not kept clean enough!

 

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