When you leave your kids in daycare, it takes an incredible amount of trust. These are your precious babies. The most important people to you in the world. You want to know that they are being well taken care of. And most daycares are awesome and do an incredibly difficult job and do it wonderfully.
But then you hear about ones like this, and it makes you cringe. It makes you outraged. ACalifornia daycare was shut down after inspectors found it to be a virtual house of horrors: The building was determined to be uninhabitable. There were no working toilets. There was no electricity. There were mice droppings. There were knives left around. And that's not all folks. One of the children, a 2-year-old girl, reportedly tested positive for marijuana use!
Roubena Hartounian was arrested and her daycare, Bina's Family Child Care in Glendale, was shut down after the parents of a 2-year-old girl rushed her to the hospital after she was "unresponsive" when they picked her up.
The toddler subsequently was reported to have tested positive for THC, the active ingredient in marijuana.
Reportedly, marijuana pipes were also found inside the daycare. It's unclear how the toddler ended up testing positive for THC. Had the toddler mistakenly eaten something? Was she given something on purpose?? The lead investigator says:
We are still trying to determine whether the marijuana was consumed there ... if we can make that connection.
Wow, this is all pretty horrific. And I don't want to play blame the parents here, but reading thatlist of problems with the daycare -- including piled up dirty dishes, knives on the counter that kids could access, no working toilets, and no electricity -- I'm thinking, who would leave their kids there?! Did the parents not look at the place? Were they so desperate that they needed this one because of price? What?
Was this place never inspected? How was this place open for business? Baffling and horrible.
What do you do to make sure your kids' daycare is safe?
I'm sorry.. but how does this even happen?! How did this place become open for business and how the hell did the parents not realize what kind of environment they were putting their children in?
I blame the stupid parents, like how do you not realize any of this? Did they not check it out or go inside?
I blame the parents.. How could you leave your child jn a place like that?! I'd rather lose my job than leave my kids somewhere like that.
I don't know how or why a parent would leave their child there, did they never go inside?! They are just as responsible as the daycare workers and should be charged with something as well.
Ummm how the f**k does this happen? Last time I knew you stepped INSIDE to get your child and their stuff and leave....were the parents blind. How the f**k did these parents drop their kids off and not see anything? This house was deemed to be uninhabitable so how the f**k can parents or caregivers not see that?!
Definitely the parents fault. I could not hand over my child to a daycare for hours and not know what the conditions are.
Quoting AllAboardTheCrazyTrain!!!:" I don't know how or why a parent would leave their child there, did they never go inside?! They are just as responsible as the daycare workers and should be charged with something as well."
I blame the parents. When my boys were in daycare they were in a facility licensed by the state. I checked it out multiple times first & was happy with it.
Is it one of those home daycare facilities? Either way parents are to blame. I researched my sons daycare went in looked around made sure they are up to date with certifications and all that. I go in unannounced throughout the week just to see how the boys are during the day. Always been fine.
<blockquote><b>Quoting AllAboardTheCrazyTrain!!!:</b>" I don't know how or why a parent would leave their child there, did they never go inside?! They are just as responsible as the daycare workers and should be charged with something as well."</blockquote>
:!: Seriously! When DS was in daycare, I always checked the place thoroughly before he started and I was in the whole place dropping him off and picking him up.
When my kids used to go to daycare I would make surprise visits to make sure everything was going right. That is so sad and I blame the parents if it was because you struggled for money those are your most important people no way would I let money get in the way of where my child went.
I understand wanting to save money, but when it comes to your kids you just can't overlook things like that. I don't see how they could have sent their kids to a daycare with no knowledge as to what condition the place was in.. they had to have known and I guess they just didn't care. I agree the parents are to blame and they definitely should be charged with neglect. Especially considering a child was found with THC in their system. :shock: That's completely unacceptable.
<blockquote><b>Quoting LayLu:</b>" I understand wanting to save money, but when it comes to your kids you just can't overlook things like ... [snip!] ... with neglect. Especially considering a child was found with THC in their system. :shock: That's completely unacceptable."</blockquote>
I completely agree with you your child should be more important then money. Its not acceptable.
As a parent, I have access to every room in the daycare including the kitchen.
The only thing I can think of is that the daycare required parents to pick up their children outside.
Quoting Nocturnal:" As a parent, I have access to every room in the daycare including the kitchen. The only thing I can think of is that the daycare required parents to pick up their children outside."
My son went to a home daycare for awhile and the only room I never saw was the woman's bedroom. I would never just drop my kid off outside of daycare, never. That is just crazy if they did that.