Toy Box Day Care & Preschool - Elizabethtown KY Child Care Center - Licensed

2146 Hutcherson Lane , Elizabethtown KY 42701
(270) 737-8935
2 Reviews

About the Provider

Description: The Toy Box opened the door to professional childcare in 1972 and is licensed for forty four children.We have a tornado shelter and large shaded play areas. Our flowers and grasses help to inspire Science and Nature concepts. Our grounds has something for everyone!

The staff is random drug tested and meet all state requirements. All staff has CDA credentials and above, most have an Arts and Associates in Early Childhood Education or related fields.They are held to the highest of standards and strive to give each child educational keys while providing personal attentional to ensure their stay with us is a happy one. Our motto is simple "When quality and peace of mind count-visit the Toy Box"

We have planned programs and offer preschool that covers twenty two learning skills. Teachers post weekly lesson plans that both educate and develop social skills. Homework time is provided for all school age children.

Contact us for more information about reasonable fees. We do except most types of payment for childcare. Our hours of operation are from 6:00 am -12:00 midnight . We are open Monday to Friday.

Additional Information: STARS Rating: 1; Serves Children with Special Needs;

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 352156
  • Capacity: 36
  • Age Range: Infant To School Age
  • Achievement and/or Accreditations No
  • Rate Range Infant - $25.00; Toddler - $25.00; Preschool - $25.00; School Age - $25.00;
  • State Rating: 2
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Type of Care: After School, Before and After School, Daytime, Full-Time, Part-Time
  • Transportation: No
  • Current License Expiration Date: Sep 30, 2021

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Inspection/Report History

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Inspection Date Inspection Type Start Time - End time
2019-08-29 Investigation 08/29/2019 10:45:00 AM - 08/29/2019 01:52:00 PM
2019-08-12 Investigation 08/12/2019 11:32:00 AM - 08/12/2019 01:45:00 PM
2019-04-17 Renewal Application 04/17/2019 08:20:00 AM - 04/17/2019 12:45:00 PM
2018-12-20 Investigation 12/20/2018 10:15:00 AM - 12/20/2018 10:45:00 AM
2018-12-03 Investigation 12/03/2018 10:45:00 AM - 12/06/2018 10:15:00 AM
2018-11-20 Investigation 11/20/2018 10:38:00 AM - 11/20/2018 12:15:00 PM
2018-08-06 Investigation 08/06/2018 09:14:00 AM - 08/06/2018 10:51:00 AM
2018-04-23 Renewal Application 04/23/2018 09:45:00 AM - 04/23/2018 01:15:00 PM
2018-01-12 Investigation 01/12/2018 02:26:00 PM - 01/24/2018 01:48:00 PM
2017-05-18 Renewal Application 05/18/2017 12:13:00 PM - 05/18/2017 01:57:00 PM
2017-01-31 Investigation 01/31/2017 09:15:00 AM - 01/31/2017 09:55:00 AM
2016-09-19 Investigation 09/19/2016 12:28:00 PM - 09/19/2016 02:25:00 PM
2016-05-23 Investigation 05/23/2016 02:00:00 PM - 05/23/2016 04:00:00 PM
2016-05-16 Renewal Application 5/16/2016 10:10:00 AM - 5/16/2016 2:00:00 PM
2015-10-23 Investigation 10/23/2015 11:44:00 AM - 10/23/2015 02:10:00 PM

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Charles nixon Mar 09, 2020
I have used this provider for less than 6 months

Do to my family's situation I have one child going to another daycare in my school district and they didn't have any more spaces so my younger daughter started going to toybox where there pressured me to move my other children there for a week. Then told me they wouldn't watch my daughter unless I moved my other children to toybox, very rude and inconsiderate!

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Jane Doe Dec 17, 2018

Under no circumstances would I send children to this establishment. I went in for an interview and was appalled by the whole experience. First off I could hear one teacher yelling continuously before I even approached the front door. When I was let in the kids were all crying. And it was clear the teacher had no experience in dealing with situations like that one. She left the room to get something from another room. And when she did that one of the children locked the door behind her and the children were left unsupervised for about 5 minutes until she was able to shimmy the lock open. During the actual interview I spoke with the owners. An older couple probably in the 60s to 70s. Mr. and Mrs. Cross. Mrs. Cross seemed to be a nice woman. But it was still obvious that she just couldn’t handle as many kids as the daycare had. But Mr. Cross was unprofessional, rude, and a bitter man. He first asked me if I was a married woman. Which considering the huge age difference made me very uncomfortable. He then had the audacity to ask me whether I preferred white or black men. This shocked me. I was speechless. After I didn’t answer the question Mr. Cross explained that he doesn’t believe in interracial relationships. And if a white girl likes a black man, it means she has mental issues. I had no intention of taking this job. But I somehow wanted to get my story out there. I would strongly consider any other daycare before sendin your children to this establishment. 

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