Blue Bird School

★★★☆☆

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I have a 4 year old and 1 year old. They both started at 12 weeks old. I love this place. They take such good care of the kids. The current staff is awsome and I will miss them!! So sad that they are closing.

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I have a 4 year old and 1 year old. They both started at 12 weeks old. I love this place. They take such good care of the kids. The current staff is awsome and I will miss them!! So sad that they are closing.

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I have been sending my little daughter there for 6-7 months and her diaper is always clean, she is always fed what I want her to eat, I am always notified of anything they need right away, and I have never seen any of the staff being overwhelmed with an amount of children, no discharge of any kind on anyone's face. The kids always seem pretty happy there and I drop in during all sorts of hours and it always seems calm and orderly.

I guess I'll look into the shelter business. I asked about fire procedures a while back but hearing about this disaster in a Mexican day care I think I should revisit the question just to remember exactly what they do.

I swear I have never seen anything off. Even if on occasion they feed her the wrong thing, it might be traced back to an error on our part or our own miscommunication. Once I saw my blanket on another kid. The minute I pointed it out they snatched it up, apologized, and threw it in the wash. (The little kid did not wake up though : ). Yeah the teachers are young but many are mothers themselves and they seem highly capable. I only should probably explore this fire issue and entrances a little more.

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I have been sending my little daughter there for 6-7 months and her diaper is always clean, she is always fed what I want her to eat, I am always notified of anything they need right away, and I have never seen any of the staff being overwhelmed with an amount of children, no discharge of any kind on anyone's face. The kids always seem pretty happy there and I drop in during all sorts of hours and it always seems calm and orderly.

I guess I'll look into the shelter business. I asked about fire procedures a while back but hearing about this disaster in a Mexican day care I think I should revisit the question just to remember exactly what they do.

I swear I have never seen anything off. Even if on occasion they feed her the wrong thing, it might be traced back to an error on our part or our own miscommunication. Once I saw my blanket on another kid. The minute I pointed it out they snatched it up, apologized, and threw it in the wash. (The little kid did not wake up though : ). Yeah the teachers are young but many are mothers themselves and they seem highly capable. I only should probably explore this fire issue and entrances a little more.

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As a former employee of bluebird I highly recommend not sending your children to their daycare. I am not writing this because I was fired I left after I found out 3 children in the center had lice and no parents where being notified of this. They do not follow proper procedures on cleaning and are always propping the infants bottles with blankets. They left a caregiver with 9 infants by herself numerous times. The diapers are supposed to be changed every 2 hours unless a bowel movement then right away but they would skip the diaper changes and just write anything down. Please do your homework on this center before sending your child their.

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As a former employee of bluebird I highly recommend not sending your children to their daycare. I am not writing this because I was fired I left after I found out 3 children in the center had lice and no parents where being notified of this. They do not follow proper procedures on cleaning and are always propping the infants bottles with blankets. They left a caregiver with 9 infants by herself numerous times. The diapers are supposed to be changed every 2 hours unless a bowel movement then right away but they would skip the diaper changes and just write anything down. Please do your homework on this center before sending your child their.

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My 7 week-old started on Monday. I pulled him out by Wednesday afternoon. Here's what happened:
Monday, February 16, 2009:
Instead of discarding the remaining formula after 1 hour from beginning feeding, they continued to feed him all day on the same bottle until it was empty and then use another one and proceeded to do the same thing again with that bottle. I brought 4 bottles ?? they only used 2. Aiden usually eats 3-4 hours and 4-8 ounces in a feeding.
Bottles were left at room temperature once feeding was initiated. The formula container, as well as his doctor, states that the formula should be discarded after 1 hour from beginning the feeding due to the nutrient rich environment of the formula, which breeds bacteria and can cause illness to the infant.
Also, they put a blanket on him while he was on a bouncy-seat. The blanket was not his.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009:
I brought his blanket from home so that he didn??t have to use whatever one he was using the day prior. I informed the care giver I brought it so they could use it instead of the other one he was in the day before. I should also note that Aiden has a sleepsack there at the center that has never been used. At the end of the day, he had some other blanket on him.
Another infant at the daycare was crying, and I noticed he had green discharge running from his nose. He smeared it all over an activity gym. The policy clearly states that the children are to have no discharge while at the center, and should it be noticed during the day ?? the parents will be notified and the child would have to go home. This child was still there at the end of the day.
I showed up at 12:30 as a surprise visit. Aiden wasn??t wearing his bib, but another bib. To make matters worse, it was a princess bib and was moist. Aiden had just finished eating but the bib was more saturated than what he would have been capable of spitting up. When I asked about the bib I was told by the care taker that she ??just grabbed one out of the bin.?
Then I noticed when Aiden stretched he had redness in the crease of his neck along with a small amount of white residue. I wiped it clear and called his doctor who said that it could be caused from drool (although he is too young to drool that much), sweat or not being cleaned well after meals. I notified them that they were to use only his bibs and burpcloths and to make sure that the area stayed dry and clean throughout the day.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009:
Upon arriving I was told the securely locked door would be unlocked in the mornings because ??it was easier? on the staff. On my way out to my car, I noted that the church that is connected to the building is a homeless warming shelter ?? which would mean homeless individuals would be able to get into the daycare center with no problems in the mornings!!!! I was never told prior to signing up that the door would be unlocked in the mornings.
When I was in the building dropping off Aiden, I noted that there was an infant in the infant swing with a blanket propping up a bottle in her mouth while the swing was moving!!! I later thought that the care takers probably did this same thing with Aiden and that??s why his neck was irritated! In the six weeks I was at home he never had that problem and 2 days into daycare he had a problem?
My husband and I decided to meet there for lunch. When we got into the infant room, there was another baby that had a bottle propped up in his mouth, except this time he was in a bouncy-seat. These are the same blankets they use to cover the other babies while in their seats, which means that any saliva, nose discharge, spit-up, bacteria from same will be on those blankets and inevitably contaminate the other infants.
Also, we both noted that one of the care takers was using her foot to ??play? with an infant, and at one point the baby almost had the foot in his mouth. We both heard her say ??no, you can??t suck on that!?
I called my sister in law to go pick up my son at 2pm because I no longer wanted him to be in the center??s care after everything I had witnessed. Upon arriving she was told that all of the babies were sleeping; however, she stated ?? and that??s why I hear screaming?? The woman said she would go check on Aiden, and she brought him to her, stated ??he must have just woken up?. Aiden did not look like he just woke up and looked rather distraught as if he had been crying for a period of time. She took him back to her home, changed him and noted that he was ??very wet?, and fed him. She took him home at 2, he was last ??changed? at 12:45 ?? however, that was the time that my husband and I left the center from lunch, and when he checked on him because he was crying before we left, he was still in a bouncy seat (that??s where we were told to place him). The whole 3 days he was there I don??t think he was ever taken out of the bouncy-seat except to be fed and to be changed.

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My 7 week-old started on Monday. I pulled him out by Wednesday afternoon. Here's what happened:
Monday, February 16, 2009:
Instead of discarding the remaining formula after 1 hour from beginning feeding, they continued to feed him all day on the same bottle until it was empty and then use another one and proceeded to do the same thing again with that bottle. I brought 4 bottles ?? they only used 2. Aiden usually eats 3-4 hours and 4-8 ounces in a feeding.
Bottles were left at room temperature once feeding was initiated. The formula container, as well as his doctor, states that the formula should be discarded after 1 hour from beginning the feeding due to the nutrient rich environment of the formula, which breeds bacteria and can cause illness to the infant.
Also, they put a blanket on him while he was on a bouncy-seat. The blanket was not his.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009:
I brought his blanket from home so that he didn??t have to use whatever one he was using the day prior. I informed the care giver I brought it so they could use it instead of the other one he was in the day before. I should also note that Aiden has a sleepsack there at the center that has never been used. At the end of the day, he had some other blanket on him.
Another infant at the daycare was crying, and I noticed he had green discharge running from his nose. He smeared it all over an activity gym. The policy clearly states that the children are to have no discharge while at the center, and should it be noticed during the day ?? the parents will be notified and the child would have to go home. This child was still there at the end of the day.
I showed up at 12:30 as a surprise visit. Aiden wasn??t wearing his bib, but another bib. To make matters worse, it was a princess bib and was moist. Aiden had just finished eating but the bib was more saturated than what he would have been capable of spitting up. When I asked about the bib I was told by the care taker that she ??just grabbed one out of the bin.?
Then I noticed when Aiden stretched he had redness in the crease of his neck along with a small amount of white residue. I wiped it clear and called his doctor who said that it could be caused from drool (although he is too young to drool that much), sweat or not being cleaned well after meals. I notified them that they were to use only his bibs and burpcloths and to make sure that the area stayed dry and clean throughout the day.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009:
Upon arriving I was told the securely locked door would be unlocked in the mornings because ??it was easier? on the staff. On my way out to my car, I noted that the church that is connected to the building is a homeless warming shelter ?? which would mean homeless individuals would be able to get into the daycare center with no problems in the mornings!!!! I was never told prior to signing up that the door would be unlocked in the mornings.
When I was in the building dropping off Aiden, I noted that there was an infant in the infant swing with a blanket propping up a bottle in her mouth while the swing was moving!!! I later thought that the care takers probably did this same thing with Aiden and that??s why his neck was irritated! In the six weeks I was at home he never had that problem and 2 days into daycare he had a problem?
My husband and I decided to meet there for lunch. When we got into the infant room, there was another baby that had a bottle propped up in his mouth, except this time he was in a bouncy-seat. These are the same blankets they use to cover the other babies while in their seats, which means that any saliva, nose discharge, spit-up, bacteria from same will be on those blankets and inevitably contaminate the other infants.
Also, we both noted that one of the care takers was using her foot to ??play? with an infant, and at one point the baby almost had the foot in his mouth. We both heard her say ??no, you can??t suck on that!?
I called my sister in law to go pick up my son at 2pm because I no longer wanted him to be in the center??s care after everything I had witnessed. Upon arriving she was told that all of the babies were sleeping; however, she stated ?? and that??s why I hear screaming?? The woman said she would go check on Aiden, and she brought him to her, stated ??he must have just woken up?. Aiden did not look like he just woke up and looked rather distraught as if he had been crying for a period of time. She took him back to her home, changed him and noted that he was ??very wet?, and fed him. She took him home at 2, he was last ??changed? at 12:45 ?? however, that was the time that my husband and I left the center from lunch, and when he checked on him because he was crying before we left, he was still in a bouncy seat (that??s where we were told to place him). The whole 3 days he was there I don??t think he was ever taken out of the bouncy-seat except to be fed and to be changed.

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My 2 sons attend Blue Bird. Unfortunately they have been to 3 childcare centers due to my husbands job relocating and I must say Blue Bird has been the best. I love it but most of all they love it.

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My 2 sons attend Blue Bird. Unfortunately they have been to 3 childcare centers due to my husbands job relocating and I must say Blue Bird has been the best. I love it but most of all they love it.

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I agree this is one of the best Daycares for infant care I have seen. I like the smaller centers better. When my oldest child was in daycare she was at a center with over 80 children and I felt she was a number. Here at Blue Bird all the staff knows every child.

I Love it there and so does my child

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I agree this is one of the best Daycares for infant care I have seen. I like the smaller centers better. When my oldest child was in daycare she was at a center with over 80 children and I felt she was a number. Here at Blue Bird all the staff knows every child.

I Love it there and so does my child

Pros: Small Class sizes, Friendly Staff, Lower Cost, Close to Home

Cons: No Vacation Days

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I left my 5 year old and 2 year old daughters here for one day and would ot send them back. My 2 year old's diaper was not changed the entire time she was there and her diaper was soaked and her bottom all red!!!! My 5 year old told me the teachers were "mean" and "yelling" at kids. The teahcers were very young and seemed polite and kind to me, but my daughter's report makes me wonder how they treat the kids that are there all day.
When I dropped my girls off I came in the wrong door and was disturbed to discover I could still enter the daycare area from this direction and was totally initially unnoticed. The building itself did appear old, dirty. Overall I was very disappointed and I'm glad I did a trial day before I signed up, my girls will not go back!!!

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I left my 5 year old and 2 year old daughters here for one day and would ot send them back. My 2 year old's diaper was not changed the entire time she was there and her diaper was soaked and her bottom all red!!!! My 5 year old told me the teachers were "mean" and "yelling" at kids. The teahcers were very young and seemed polite and kind to me, but my daughter's report makes me wonder how they treat the kids that are there all day.
When I dropped my girls off I came in the wrong door and was disturbed to discover I could still enter the daycare area from this direction and was totally initially unnoticed. The building itself did appear old, dirty. Overall I was very disappointed and I'm glad I did a trial day before I signed up, my girls will not go back!!!

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This is one of the best Childcare centers in the area. The place was very clean and very organized. The staff were very helpful and really cared for the children. The preschool class is small which I think is great. All the children seemed very happy and well cared for.

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This is one of the best Childcare centers in the area. The place was very clean and very organized. The staff were very helpful and really cared for the children. The preschool class is small which I think is great. All the children seemed very happy and well cared for.

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This place is smelly and dirty. The teachers need lessons on personal hygiene. I would not want my kids in this environment.

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This place is smelly and dirty. The teachers need lessons on personal hygiene. I would not want my kids in this environment.

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I visited this Center as I was interested in enrolling my daughters for preschool, I was very disappointed with the quality of the school. It was a hot summer day and was as hot inside the center as it was outside- very uncomfortable. The 3-4 year old room still had a dirty floor from either lunch or snack time. There was no separate eating area- the kids all eat inside the same room where they were playing and it had not been cleaned. The play area outside is very small and is 1/2 cement (it used to be part of the parking lot)- there is no shade either. The person giving me the tour also let me know that often the kids will play in the sprinklers outside of the fenced in play area. This was quite disturbing to me because the school is right on 13 mile and I did not want my children playing right next to the traffic without a fence preventing them from getting into the road. I was also not impressed with their safety- I was let into the center by another parent and there was no one from the staff to question why I was there or greet me. I would not leave my children there.

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I visited this Center as I was interested in enrolling my daughters for preschool, I was very disappointed with the quality of the school. It was a hot summer day and was as hot inside the center as it was outside- very uncomfortable. The 3-4 year old room still had a dirty floor from either lunch or snack time. There was no separate eating area- the kids all eat inside the same room where they were playing and it had not been cleaned. The play area outside is very small and is 1/2 cement (it used to be part of the parking lot)- there is no shade either. The person giving me the tour also let me know that often the kids will play in the sprinklers outside of the fenced in play area. This was quite disturbing to me because the school is right on 13 mile and I did not want my children playing right next to the traffic without a fence preventing them from getting into the road. I was also not impressed with their safety- I was let into the center by another parent and there was no one from the staff to question why I was there or greet me. I would not leave my children there.

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