Tutor Time

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  • 1335 N Arlington Heights Rd

    Itasca, IL 60143-2678

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  • 866-384-3658

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While my son was at this tutor time, his teacher left out a bottle of bleach water. My son and another child were able to spray it into each other's faces and breakfast without the teachers even noticing. My son then ate his breakfast which had bleach in it! In fact, the teacher had no clue that this had happened until my son told her. She didn't even believe him, but called me to let me know that he was saying this. She wouldn't even admit to me that there was a chance that he had gotten a hold of the bleach bottle because 'it was in the same spot as when she put it down'. The teacher and the director did not even call poison control until after I did and told them what poison control had said. They repeatedly tried to put a positive spin on the incident, saying that 'bleach is only an irritant' and that 'the levels used were safe'. When I discussed the incident with the director the next day, she told me that we didn??t definitely know that my son ingested the bleach, only that he and the other child said that he had. The scariest thing about this whole incident was that unless my son had mentioned it to the teacher, nobody would have ever known about it!

This was not the only incident that occurred but it was the final straw. My children were on the waiting list for a much better school, but after this incident occurred, I pulled them out immediately and chose temporary daycare rather than allowing them to return to this center.

In one of the rooms, there were toys that had jagged metal. My daughter was playing with one of these toys and her stomach got scratched and her shirt got ripped. The director called me to let me know that this had happened, but she seemed more concerned that my daughter's shirt was ripped than she was that there was a toy with jagged metal around toddlers and that my daughter could have been seriously hurt.

My son often came home with bite marks and bruises but without any accident report or mention of any incidents from the teachers. Whenever I questioned them about the marks, they would immediately blame my son and say that he was aggressive. However, whenever I spoke with the teachers outside of these occasions, they always told me that he was doing well and got along with his classmates. His 'aggression' was never mentioned until I questioned them about aggression against him. Whenever any problems occur, their first tactic is to blame the child in question.

The children are under-supervised in general. While I was dropping off my son one day, there were about 8 kids and 1 teacher (much less than their standard ratio of 2 teachers for 24 kids). However, there was a boy swinging a large piece of wood (about the size of a 2x4). The teacher didn??t even notice it until I mentioned it. Children are often kicking, biting and throwing things while the teachers say little or nothing about it. If this happens while parents are present, what happens when parents are not around?

There is an extremely high teacher turnover rate at this school, and the director is not always forthcoming about changes. Some teachers just 'fade away' without any announcements. New teachers will appear in their place, leaving the parent to wonder if that teacher is just a sub for the day or if perhaps this is a permanent new teacher, which should be discussed with the child. On another occasion, a notice was sent out that the teacher was leaving the school, but she simply moved to another room a week later, after I had already explained to my son that his teacher was leaving.

Children are allowed to watch movies far too often in the classroom, starting as toddlers. My son was allowed to watch PG movies when he was 3, without the school mentioning it to me at all-it only came out through discussion with my son.

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While my son was at this tutor time, his teacher left out a bottle of bleach water. My son and another child were able to spray it into each other's faces and breakfast without the teachers even noticing. My son then ate his breakfast which had bleach in it! In fact, the teacher had no clue that this had happened until my son told her. She didn't even believe him, but called me to let me know that he was saying this. She wouldn't even admit to me that there was a chance that he had gotten a hold of the bleach bottle because 'it was in the same spot as when she put it down'. The teacher and the director did not even call poison control until after I did and told them what poison control had said. They repeatedly tried to put a positive spin on the incident, saying that 'bleach is only an irritant' and that 'the levels used were safe'. When I discussed the incident with the director the next day, she told me that we didn??t definitely know that my son ingested the bleach, only that he and the other child said that he had. The scariest thing about this whole incident was that unless my son had mentioned it to the teacher, nobody would have ever known about it!

This was not the only incident that occurred but it was the final straw. My children were on the waiting list for a much better school, but after this incident occurred, I pulled them out immediately and chose temporary daycare rather than allowing them to return to this center.

In one of the rooms, there were toys that had jagged metal. My daughter was playing with one of these toys and her stomach got scratched and her shirt got ripped. The director called me to let me know that this had happened, but she seemed more concerned that my daughter's shirt was ripped than she was that there was a toy with jagged metal around toddlers and that my daughter could have been seriously hurt.

My son often came home with bite marks and bruises but without any accident report or mention of any incidents from the teachers. Whenever I questioned them about the marks, they would immediately blame my son and say that he was aggressive. However, whenever I spoke with the teachers outside of these occasions, they always told me that he was doing well and got along with his classmates. His 'aggression' was never mentioned until I questioned them about aggression against him. Whenever any problems occur, their first tactic is to blame the child in question.

The children are under-supervised in general. While I was dropping off my son one day, there were about 8 kids and 1 teacher (much less than their standard ratio of 2 teachers for 24 kids). However, there was a boy swinging a large piece of wood (about the size of a 2x4). The teacher didn??t even notice it until I mentioned it. Children are often kicking, biting and throwing things while the teachers say little or nothing about it. If this happens while parents are present, what happens when parents are not around?

There is an extremely high teacher turnover rate at this school, and the director is not always forthcoming about changes. Some teachers just 'fade away' without any announcements. New teachers will appear in their place, leaving the parent to wonder if that teacher is just a sub for the day or if perhaps this is a permanent new teacher, which should be discussed with the child. On another occasion, a notice was sent out that the teacher was leaving the school, but she simply moved to another room a week later, after I had already explained to my son that his teacher was leaving.

Children are allowed to watch movies far too often in the classroom, starting as toddlers. My son was allowed to watch PG movies when he was 3, without the school mentioning it to me at all-it only came out through discussion with my son.

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