Ravenswood Manor Child Care

★★☆☆☆
  • 2758 W Montrose Ave

    Chicago, IL 60618

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  • 773-604-8511

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My 10 month daughter has been going here part time for 3 months, and it's a great facility. We first became interested in it when we saw the children from the center out on a morning stroll in the neighborhood--toddlers in group wagons and babies in double strollers. That was a big selling point for us as I hated the thought of our girl being cooped up in a center all day. RMCC is located across the street from one large park and only blocks away from another smaller, neighborhood park, and they take the kids out for a walk whenever the weather is nice (using hats and sunscreen, which you provide, whenever it's sunny). The staff is fairly young, mostly college students, but there is consistency for your child and the ratio is pretty small. Our daughter is in one of the two infant rooms and has the same dedicated caregiver every day, her own crib, and she keeps her own schedule. I pack her foods every day, but now that she's on table foods she could also have the toddler meals, which are catered in to the center every day for kids in the toddler room. The staff is great about maintaining contact with the parents--I've received a couple of phone calls from them whenever anything out of the normal is happening (once when a bad case of diaper rash suddenly appeared and once when she was just having a rough day), so there are no surprises when I pick her up and I really feel like I can trust them to let me know if anything is going on. The open door policy is nice, too, because I can drop her off, pick her up, or just go by to visit anytime I want (and I often run into other parents doing the same thing). The staff is warm, friendly, and exuberant about babies. The only reason that I didn't give RMCC 5 stars is because our daughter is a sensitive sleeper and it can be a little too active sometimes for her to get her full naps in during the day. But other babies seem to do just fine. They also accept cloth diapering, which was a plus for us since we don't do disposables.

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My 10 month daughter has been going here part time for 3 months, and it's a great facility. We first became interested in it when we saw the children from the center out on a morning stroll in the neighborhood--toddlers in group wagons and babies in double strollers. That was a big selling point for us as I hated the thought of our girl being cooped up in a center all day. RMCC is located across the street from one large park and only blocks away from another smaller, neighborhood park, and they take the kids out for a walk whenever the weather is nice (using hats and sunscreen, which you provide, whenever it's sunny). The staff is fairly young, mostly college students, but there is consistency for your child and the ratio is pretty small. Our daughter is in one of the two infant rooms and has the same dedicated caregiver every day, her own crib, and she keeps her own schedule. I pack her foods every day, but now that she's on table foods she could also have the toddler meals, which are catered in to the center every day for kids in the toddler room. The staff is great about maintaining contact with the parents--I've received a couple of phone calls from them whenever anything out of the normal is happening (once when a bad case of diaper rash suddenly appeared and once when she was just having a rough day), so there are no surprises when I pick her up and I really feel like I can trust them to let me know if anything is going on. The open door policy is nice, too, because I can drop her off, pick her up, or just go by to visit anytime I want (and I often run into other parents doing the same thing). The staff is warm, friendly, and exuberant about babies. The only reason that I didn't give RMCC 5 stars is because our daughter is a sensitive sleeper and it can be a little too active sometimes for her to get her full naps in during the day. But other babies seem to do just fine. They also accept cloth diapering, which was a plus for us since we don't do disposables.

Pros: variety of activities, individual schedules for babies, drop-in policy for parents

Cons: boisterous environment makes it tough to nap, staff is a little young

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ABSOLUTELY UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SEND YOUR CHILD HERE!!! I was recently searching for a daycare for my 3 month old daughter. After much turmoil and several months of searching, alas, I found Ravenswood Manor. I arranged a time to tour the facility and meet the faculty. It was close to my job, and seemed like it would be a good fit. I left them a check with the understanding that my daughter was to start part time the following week. After reading through their paperwork, I called the daycare hotline who informed me that this facility had 3 VIOLATIONS, and their license is pending. It seemed a little odd that a business would allow their license to operate to lapse, but i thought i would give them the benefit of the doubt. I called and spoke with the director( who can't spell to save her life) to get the specifics on those violations. She seemed to dance around my question and never provided me with a sufficient answer. Against my better judgment, I still felt "ok" enough to enroll my daughter on a trial basis, especially since it was so close to my job, and only for 3 days a week. Less than 24 hours later, the director called me to inform me that all of a sudden, a family who was scheduled to remove their child from the facility changed their minds and that there was no longer room for my daughter. COINCIDENCE? I don't think so!
If this is true, then the family made a verbal agreement with the daycare to remove their child, and their spot was filled. THEIR SPOT WAS FILLED!!!! They should go on the waiting list. Now I have to tell my employer that I can not return as I promised because the director of this daycare is incompetent.
If this is not true, then maybe me asking about the violations made her nervous, and she decided that perhaps a less inquisitive or attentive parent would be a more appropriate. Either way, I found their actions to be HIGHLY UNPROFESSIONAL, and very inconsiderate. The director also seemed very reluctant to refund my money. I placed a call to the owner of the daycare and left a message. My call was never returned. IF you do choose to enroll your child, make sure you have an alternate daycare lined up because apparently these are not people you can trust to keep their words, let alone trust with your child. Just thought you would like to know

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ABSOLUTELY UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SEND YOUR CHILD HERE!!! I was recently searching for a daycare for my 3 month old daughter. After much turmoil and several months of searching, alas, I found Ravenswood Manor. I arranged a time to tour the facility and meet the faculty. It was close to my job, and seemed like it would be a good fit. I left them a check with the understanding that my daughter was to start part time the following week. After reading through their paperwork, I called the daycare hotline who informed me that this facility had 3 VIOLATIONS, and their license is pending. It seemed a little odd that a business would allow their license to operate to lapse, but i thought i would give them the benefit of the doubt. I called and spoke with the director( who can't spell to save her life) to get the specifics on those violations. She seemed to dance around my question and never provided me with a sufficient answer. Against my better judgment, I still felt "ok" enough to enroll my daughter on a trial basis, especially since it was so close to my job, and only for 3 days a week. Less than 24 hours later, the director called me to inform me that all of a sudden, a family who was scheduled to remove their child from the facility changed their minds and that there was no longer room for my daughter. COINCIDENCE? I don't think so!
If this is true, then the family made a verbal agreement with the daycare to remove their child, and their spot was filled. THEIR SPOT WAS FILLED!!!! They should go on the waiting list. Now I have to tell my employer that I can not return as I promised because the director of this daycare is incompetent.
If this is not true, then maybe me asking about the violations made her nervous, and she decided that perhaps a less inquisitive or attentive parent would be a more appropriate. Either way, I found their actions to be HIGHLY UNPROFESSIONAL, and very inconsiderate. The director also seemed very reluctant to refund my money. I placed a call to the owner of the daycare and left a message. My call was never returned. IF you do choose to enroll your child, make sure you have an alternate daycare lined up because apparently these are not people you can trust to keep their words, let alone trust with your child. Just thought you would like to know

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ABSOLUTELY UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SEND YOUR CHILD HERE!!! I was recently searching for a daycare for my 3 month old daughter. After much turmoil and several months of searching, alas, I found Ravenswood Manor. I arranged a time to tour the facility and meet the faculty. It was close to my job, and seemed like it would be a good fit. I left them a check with the understanding that my daughter was to start part time the following week. After reading through their paperwork, I called the daycare hotline who informed me that this facility had 3 VIOLATIONS, and their license is pending. It seemed a little odd that a business would allow their license to operate to lapse, but i thought i would give them the benefit of the doubt. I called and spoke with the director( who can't spell to save her life) to get the specifics on those violations. She seemed to dance around my question and never provided me with a sufficient answer. Against my better judgment, I still felt "ok" enough to enroll my daughter on a trial basis, especially since it was so close to my job, and only for 3 days a week. Less than 24 hours later, the director called me to inform me that all of a sudden, a family who was scheduled to remove their child from the facility changed their minds and that there was no longer room for my daughter. COINCIDENCE? If this is true, then the family made a verbal agreement with the daycare to remove their child, and their spot was filled. They should go on the waiting list. Maybe me asking about the violations made her nervous, and she decided that perhaps a less inquisitive or attentive parent would be more appropriate. Either way, I found their actions to be HIGHLY UNPROFESSIONAL, and very inconsiderate IF you do choose to enroll your child, make sure you have an alternate daycare lined up because apparently these are not people you can trust to keep their words, let alone trust with your child.

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ABSOLUTELY UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SEND YOUR CHILD HERE!!! I was recently searching for a daycare for my 3 month old daughter. After much turmoil and several months of searching, alas, I found Ravenswood Manor. I arranged a time to tour the facility and meet the faculty. It was close to my job, and seemed like it would be a good fit. I left them a check with the understanding that my daughter was to start part time the following week. After reading through their paperwork, I called the daycare hotline who informed me that this facility had 3 VIOLATIONS, and their license is pending. It seemed a little odd that a business would allow their license to operate to lapse, but i thought i would give them the benefit of the doubt. I called and spoke with the director( who can't spell to save her life) to get the specifics on those violations. She seemed to dance around my question and never provided me with a sufficient answer. Against my better judgment, I still felt "ok" enough to enroll my daughter on a trial basis, especially since it was so close to my job, and only for 3 days a week. Less than 24 hours later, the director called me to inform me that all of a sudden, a family who was scheduled to remove their child from the facility changed their minds and that there was no longer room for my daughter. COINCIDENCE? If this is true, then the family made a verbal agreement with the daycare to remove their child, and their spot was filled. They should go on the waiting list. Maybe me asking about the violations made her nervous, and she decided that perhaps a less inquisitive or attentive parent would be more appropriate. Either way, I found their actions to be HIGHLY UNPROFESSIONAL, and very inconsiderate IF you do choose to enroll your child, make sure you have an alternate daycare lined up because apparently these are not people you can trust to keep their words, let alone trust with your child.

Pros: none

Cons: Unorganized, unprofessional,

 

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